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Bug 257677 - okular-4.2 fails to display dvi file correctly
Summary: okular-4.2 fails to display dvi file correctly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo KDE team
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-04 21:36 UTC by Marijn Schouten (RETIRED)
Modified: 2009-08-12 11:17 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Attachments (,553 bytes, text/plain)
2009-02-04 21:37 UTC, Marijn Schouten (RETIRED)
beta.dvi (beta.dvi,2.37 KB, application/x-dvi)
2009-02-04 21:50 UTC, Marijn Schouten (RETIRED)
beta.png (beta.png,305.74 KB, image/png)
2009-02-04 21:50 UTC, Marijn Schouten (RETIRED)
beta-okular-4.2.png (beta-okular-4.2.png,67.27 KB, image/png)
2009-02-04 23:30 UTC, Marijn Schouten (RETIRED)

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Description Marijn Schouten (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-04 21:36:19 UTC
For proofing metafonts, (and need to be compiled (I think). Otherwise the font proof dvi file will show only the control dots and not the actual shape of a glyph.

I will attach an example metafont file (from 21st page of the tutorial at

If you compile that (mf && gftodvi beta.2602gf) you get a beta.dvi file that you can view. It should show a curly beta glyph in halftone. However if the gray font is not compiled and in the right place you will only see the control points.
Comment 1 Marijn Schouten (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-04 21:37:25 UTC
Created attachment 180965 [details]
Comment 2 Marijn Schouten (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-04 21:50:16 UTC
Created attachment 180969 [details]

what it looks like here
Comment 3 Marijn Schouten (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-04 21:50:58 UTC
Created attachment 180971 [details]

what it should look like
Comment 4 Marijn Schouten (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-04 23:30:39 UTC
Created attachment 180985 [details]

how okular-4.2 fails to show it properly. xdvi DOES show it properly, so this seems to be an okular problem.
Comment 5 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-05 15:48:28 UTC
Marijn - please assign your own bugs and describe the category/package or eclass or whatever in the Summary.
Comment 6 Marijn Schouten (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-06 11:05:23 UTC
okular-4.2 fails to display dvi file correctly
Comment 7 Tomáš Chvátal (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-08-11 22:11:15 UTC
As we spoke on #-kde please open upstream bug describing the issue. Give them some nice screenshot (note they require them as attachments in their bugzie and dont like links to our attachments). Add URL here containing the link to the upstream bug and close this one as upstream.

Comment 8 Marijn Schouten (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-08-12 11:17:35 UTC
Upstream bug report: