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From Cameron McCormack <cam-batik-...@aka.mcc.id.au>
Subject Re: bugzilla during comiter absence
Date Tue, 29 Jun 2004 14:57:56 GMT
Thomas DeWeese:
>   I don't think it is a good idea to try and bundle variations for
> various platforms, it is hard enough to maintain one good set of
> reference images (this might actually argue towards not including
> any reference images and have each person 'generate' there own
> set of reference images from a known good copy of Batik).
> 
>   Anyway I would suggest downloading a clean copy of Batik 1.5.1
> run regard there with 1.4 (once we sort out the font problem) and
> then just copy to candidate-variation files to your working copy
> of Batik as 'accepted-variation' files.

Ok then.

>   For the font it appears to me that they are not including
> the infinity char in the embedded symbol font.  In this case
> Batik will check every font installed on they system to try
> and locate a font that is capable of displaying the character.
> This is almost certainly why it is dying.

Well spotted. :-)  I take it that's not deliberate though.

>    You could easily check this by removing or replacing with an 8,
> the character '&#x221E;'.  This doesn't help much with identifying
> the problem font though...

There are a few generic sounding fonts in that package, such as a
Helvetica; it could be the culprit.  I'll try finding which one is
the problem font tomorrow.

Thanks,

Cameron

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