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Bug 317106 - Render postscript using cairo (instead of ghostscript x11alpha driver) for proper antialiasing and text search
Render postscript using cairo (instead of ghostscript x11alpha driver) for pr...
Product: evince
Classification: Core
Component: PS
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Evince Maintainers
Evince Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-09-24 13:06 UTC by Daniel Llano
Modified: 2007-12-20 10:23 UTC
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Description Daniel Llano 2005-09-24 13:06:16 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.
Comment 1 Nickolay V. Shmyrev 2005-12-27 08:01:55 UTC
Daniel, sorry I've missed. Is cairo available to render postscript itself? Or is there a cairo backend in ghostview?
Comment 2 Daniel Llano 2005-12-27 16:42:25 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Carlos Garcia Campos 2007-12-20 10:23:38 UTC
Evince from svn trunk now uses libspectre ( 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.