GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 317106
Render postscript using cairo (instead of ghostscript x11alpha driver) for proper antialiasing and text search
Last modified: 2007-12-20 10:23:38 UTC
Currently the postscript renderer just uses ghostscript x11alpha driver to draw
into evince this hack needs to be substituted for cairo rendering also being
able to search for text in postscript files.
Daniel, sorry I've missed. Is cairo available to render postscript itself? Or is there a cairo backend in ghostview?
I opened this bug report to track the development of a cairo backend in ghostview or wherever to be able to render postscript using cairo instead the not so good current ghostview renderer.
Evince from svn trunk now uses libspectre (libspectre.freedesktop.org) when it's present for ps rendering. This means that we don't use ghostscript x11 anymore, instead libspectre + cairo is used. Text extraction is not yet supported, though.