[PATCH] Arthur support for Type3 fonts -- alternative implementation
Submitted by oli..@..den.de
Assigned to poppler-bugs
Created attachment 138952 Patch that implements type3 font support in Arthur backend using beginType3Char/endType3Char
The attached patch contains an alternative implementation of type3 font support for the Arthur backend, which uses the beginType3Char/endType3Char methods. It is a lot simpler---just compare the size of this patch with the one from
The new patch is orthogonal to the old one. You can have them both together, and switch between them using the return value of the interpretType3Chars method (false: old patch, true: new patch). I think we need to compare the two: the new patch is much simpler, but the old one does some caching and may(!) be faster.
Unfortunately, the patch triggers a problem which I think is a bug in Gfx.cc, but it may also be insufficient understanding on my part. With the patch applied, poppler will only render the first type3 glyph, and all others remain invisible. The problem is Gfx.cc:4017:
restoreStateStack(savedState); // GfxState::restore() does *not* restore the current position, // so we deal with it here using (curX, curY) and (lineX, lineY) curX += tdx; curY += tdy; state->moveTo(curX, curY); out->updateCTM(state, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0);
This code is executed after the call to endType3Char. However, transforming the CTM by a zero matrix results in a scale factor of zero, and all glyphs are henceforth reduced to a single point. Therefore, that call to updateCTM looks very fishy to me. When I remove it, the type3 support in my patch works.
Now, the call to updateCTM is there for a reason. Thomas Freitag introduced it in 182abe4e to fix bug #95344. I admit haven't looked further into that issue. Thomas, if you are reading this: do you remember why you had to multiply the CTM by 0?
Incidentally, in my understanding of the updateCTM method, the line Gfx.cc:3972
out->updateCTM(state, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0);
is useless, because it simply multiplies the current CTM by an identity matrix.
Patch 138952, "Patch that implements type3 font support in Arthur backend using beginType3Char/endType3Char":