[pdftex] pdftex core dump when including certain pdf files

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Fri Jul 15 09:34:25 CEST 2016

Hi all,

On Jul 15, 2016, at 3:51 PM, KAKUTO, Akira <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp<mailto:kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp>> wrote:

Hi Norbert,

But this may not be a desirable fix.

If we use getNum() instead of getInt() in pdftoepdf.cc<http://pdftoepdf.cc>,
tryplot.pdf is created successfully even if we use poppler.
But I don't know the change is harmless or not.
See an attached pdftoepdf.cc.diff.

Surely it is the right thing to be doing.
The PDF spec says  StemV  is a  number  so doesn’t require an  integer .



(Optional) The spacing between baselines of consecutive lines of text. Default value: 0.



(Required for fonts that have Latin characters, except for Type 3 fonts)The vertical coordinate of the top of flat capital letters, measured from the baseline.



(Optional) The font’s x height: the vertical coordinate of the top of flat nonascending lowercase letters (like the letter x), measured from the baseline, in fonts that have Latin characters. Default value: 0.



(Required, except for Type 3 fonts) The thickness, measured horizontally, of the dominant vertical stems of glyphs in the font.



(Optional) The thickness, measured vertically, of the dominant horizontal stems of glyphs in the font. Default value: 0.

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