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Bug 441881 - gv, ghostview, and evince do not render fill patterns in PostScript
Summary: gv, ghostview, and evince do not render fill patterns in PostScript
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ghostscript
Version: 7
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F7Update
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-10 17:12 UTC by Mark Alford
Modified: 2008-06-17 03:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-17 03:05:37 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
PostScript file containing filled object (deleted)
2008-04-10 17:15 UTC, Mark Alford
no flags Details
PDF file created from eps file, containing filled object (deleted)
2008-04-10 17:15 UTC, Mark Alford
no flags Details

Description Mark Alford 2008-04-10 17:12:44 UTC
gv and ghostview and evince do not render fill patterns in PostScript

This occurs with gv-3.6.2-2.fc7 and evince-0.8.2-1.fc7

It is 100% reproducible.

1) Create .eps file containing an onject with a fill pattern inside it
(see attached example)
2) Look at the file with gv or evince. No fill pattern is seen
3) Convert the file to pdf using ps2pdf (see attached example)
4) Look at the PDF file with gv. Still no fill pattern is seen.
5) Look at the PDF file with evince or acroread: fill pattern *is* seen,
indicating that it is there in the PDF and was there in the .eps file all along.

Comment 1 Mark Alford 2008-04-10 17:15:06 UTC
Created attachment 302026 [details]
PostScript file containing filled object

Comment 2 Mark Alford 2008-04-10 17:15:51 UTC
Created attachment 302027 [details]
PDF file created from eps file, containing filled object

Comment 3 Orion Poplawski 2008-04-11 16:29:43 UTC
gv uses ghostscript to render.  Command is:
gs -sDEVICE=x11 -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=2 -dMaxBitmap=10000000

Running on F7 does not show fill pattern.  F8 does.  I'm re-assigning to

I have no idea what evince uses to render.  If it doesn't use gs, of if it
doesn't turn out to be a common problem, you'll want to clone this bug for
evince as well.

Comment 4 Mark Alford 2008-04-11 17:27:55 UTC
evince uses libspectre or ghostscript, see

under F7 I think it uses ghostscript, since libspectre is not installed.
Seems clear this is a ghostscript problem.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 15:25:39 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 03:05:35 UTC
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