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[debian-devel:14828] Re: Bug#116516: gs: can't show vertical writing of Japanese OCF

Hi Torsten.

As described in #116516, current gs (6.51-6 here, with some delay)
can't show Japanese Postscript files in vertical writing mode with
Japanese OCF such as gsfonts-wadalab-{symbol,mincho,gothic}.

This is very annoying bug.

You may see the effect of this bug at


where article9-1.png is the correct result, but article9-2.png
has several overwritten spot near the beginng of the line.
(In vertical writing mode, the beginning of the line is
 the top of the line.)

In <20011021.231742.122590116.sano@@danyasun.standalone.local.test>,
 on "Sun, 21 Oct 2001 23:17:42 +0900 (JST)",
 with "Bug#116516: gs: can't show vertical writing of Japanese OCF",
  I wrote:

> Package: gs
> Version: 6.51-2
> Severity: normal
> gs 6.51-2 can't show vertical writing of Japanese OCF correctly
> due to the cshow bug problem which is already fixed in AFPL gs 7.0.

6.51-6 has not been yet fixed this problem.

> The original patch to fix that problem was written by
> Hideyuki Suzuki <hideyuki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, and he give me
> the approval to include his patch into our GPLed gs package
>  (and more, he said that this patch will be included into
>   GPLed gs 6.52 or later).

I think GNU gs 6.53 have this patch applied.

> I got his original patch from
>  <www.sat.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~hideyuki/Ghostscript/gxchar.c.diff>,
> and this patch can be applied safely to src/gxchar.c in the source
> tree of gs_6.51-2.
> So please apply this patch to make Japanese OCF fonts (such as
> provided by gsfonts-wadalab-* packages) work well with gs_6.51
> Debian package.

Please please apply this patch in your gs package, otherwise
Debian lacks the Japanese support from the official gs package
in woody.  (Japanese support with gs-cjk requires non-free
Adobe CMap files, so it can't work within pure Debian.)

> begin 664 gxchar.c.diff.gz

If this patch (published from our BTS) can't be applied, 
then please let me know. I'll check it.

  Taketoshi Sano: <sano@debian.org>,<sano@debian.or.jp>,<kgh12351@xxxxxxxxxxx>