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Re: "à" in title makes damaged pdf

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: "à" in title makes damaged pdf
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:22:25 +0100
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> writes:
>> Frédéric Bron writes:
>>> It is due to a bug in ghostscript. I submitted a bug report 29th of
>>> Nov (2012) and it is now corrected. But it will take time until the
>>> new version of ghostscript comes to everybody's distribution.
>> Do you have a patch to go with this?  We could put the patch into GUB
>> right away.
> LilyPond degrades its encoding ASCII->Latin1->UTF16LE for PDF metadata.
> Old versions of GhostScript can't deal with UTF16LE.  Recent versions
> balk at Latin1.  We could likely temporarily improve user experience by
> skipping the Latin1 phase.  It's a bit of a gamble.

Well, I've put the gamble on.  Patch up at
<URL:http://code.google.com/p/lilypond/issues/detail?id=2985>.  I guess
we'll have less of a chore dealing with user protests when using that.
I don't think checking for this problem with autoconf would be a good
idea, either: Ghostscript is just too likely to be upgraded
independently of LilyPond.

David Kastrup

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