All characters in this PDF are replaced by boxes
Submitted by Michael Fiedler
Assigned to poppler-bugs
Created attachment 117205 Screenshot
When displaying the attached PDF document using a Poppler-based viewer such as Evince, all characters are replaced by boxes (see screenshot). As other PDF viewers such as Firefox/PDF.js, Google Chrome, MuPDF, Adobe Reader display it correctly, I suppose it is a poppler bug. The bug can also be reproduced by using utils/pdftocairo -pdf and then viewing the output with a non-poppler-based viewer.
The affected PDF file was created by the online interface of the German self-publishing platform epubli.de from my original document, so I do not exactly know which software they used for that.
My test environment:
Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) (x86) Evince/GNOME Document Viewer 3.4.0 Poppler 0.18.4-6 (from Debian) Poppler 0.34.0 Poppler Git commit 1aa2f6e8
All tested poppler versions are affected. I verified it using
utils/pdftocairo -pdf broken.pdf out.pdf $other_pdf_viewer out.pdf