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Re: "à" in title makes damaged pdf

From: YD
Subject: Re: "à" in title makes damaged pdf
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:34:09 +0100
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Le 27/02/2013 12:44, Colin Hall a écrit :
yvand writes:

Hi lilypond developpers,

I wanted to type the well-known composition "Für Elise" in lilypond for a 
Unfortunately, the PDF generated by lilypond was damaged (according to evince,
gimp, inkscape)! After some tests, I found what was the problem.
The title was "Lettre à Élise" (translation in French of "Letter for Elise"),
and the character "à" in the title was the origin of the problem! (same problem
in other header fields)
It seems so odd, amazing for me that only this "special" character was the
problem. Indeed, other "special" characters (such as é, É, è, È, ç, Ç, ù, Ù, À
(à uppercase!) etc) works fine!

PS : Sorry for my bad English.

Here is an update on your bug report, Yvand.

The bug you reported is due to a known problem in Ghostscript. The
Ghostscript team have fixed their software but we had not yet adopted
the fix in Lilypond. For more information, see:


David Kastrup has fixed Lilypond.

We expect your problem to be fixed in the next unstable release of

Bug squad.

Thank you very much for the details and the fix.
It reassures me, I was not dreaming in spite of the doubts of some... ;-)
But I don't understand why some people did not manage to reproduce my issue (using the same code and the same lilypond version) (maybe we used a different version Ghostscript).

Cheers too,

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