Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Wed Dec 4 10:37:14 UTC 2013

On 12/04/13 18:19, Patrick Dupre wrote:
>>> In looking at the document's properties and selecting the "fonts" tab I noticed that it was using /usr/share/fonts/google-croscore/SymbolNeu.ttf for symbols on my F19 system. This comes with the google-croscore-symbolneu-fonts package. Erasing this package resulted in a "delta" being displayed as /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/s050000l.pfb is now being used.
> In my case, I use for symbol:
> /usr/sahre/fonts/wine-symbol-fonts/symbol.ttf
> In my opinion, this is the faultry font.
> I dug a bit,
> In the symbol font, the Delta character is U+0394, while the increment character
> is U+2206 (looks very simiar to a Delta), and it is just beside the empty set
> character U+2205, the one which is probably displayed (like a Phi).
> So, there is a mess up here.

Since I don't have wine installed on my system, I don't have /usr/share/fonts/wine-symbol-fonts/symbol.ttf .

The fact that it fails with the google-croscore-symbolneu-fonts package as well would indicate that it isn't a font file issue.  In fact, if you use something such as the Gnome Character Map you'd see that the character displays properly in that app no matter which font you select.

Additionally, the character in your test.pdf is U+2206.

I copied it and pasted it to terminal in the following manner....

[egreshko at meimei ~]$ echo ∆ | od -bc
0000000 342 210 206 012
               342 210 206  \n

While the Delta character is U+0394 produces...

[egreshko at meimei F20-TC4]$ echo Δ | od -bc
0000000 316 224 012
               316 224  \n

For completeness......

[egreshko at meimei ~]$ echo ∅ | od -bc
0000000 342 210 205 012
               342 210 205  \n

Pretty sure this is an evince issue....


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