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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 14:50:31 +0100
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Martin Tarenskeen <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, 25 Feb 2013, David Kastrup wrote:
>> Francisco Vila <address@hidden> writes:
>>> 2013/2/25 David Kastrup <address@hidden>:
>>>> I think this mainly depends on the version of Ghostscript that is being
>>>> used for converting PS to PDF (used internally by LilyPond when
>>>> generating PDF).  The version of LilyPond, in contrast, is mostly
>>>> irrelevant with respect to the problem.
>>> OK; so if Ghostscript is embedded in lilypond, and besides I have
>>> Ghostscript installed, how could I check the embedded GS version?
> Would the problem be solved - for the time being - if ghostscript
> would be called with parameters that would produce a PDF version 1.3
> document like my experiments seem to indicate?
> (I called lilypond with --ps first, and then used ps2pdf13 to produce
> a pdf)

I am not sure that is equivalent.  The PostScript intended to be
converted into PDF likely contains additional information (like the PDF
Metadata).  I am not sure that the PostScript produced via just --ps
will actually be the same.

If you bothered following the thread you'd have noticed that there is
already a patch up at

I don't think that we need to do more than that.

David Kastrup

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