[scribus] ot - ps2pdf - Warning: glyf overlaps cmap, truncating.

Hirwen HARENDAL harendalh at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 16 18:48:33 CEST 2009

> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net

> This isn't directly Scribus-related, but you folks here on this mailing list
> know a lot more about fonts than any other list that I'm on. So I hope you'll
> indulge an off-topic question about a font issue that I simply don't understand.
> I use html2ps and ps2pdf to create a pdf file from a html file, like this:
> html2ps -o temp.ps 1.htm
> ps2pdf temp.ps
> This has been working really well, and actually still does. The PDF that I get
> looks pretty much the same as the PDF's that I got with Fedora 10 and below.
> I just started doing this on a brand-new Fedora 11 machine and suddenly I get
> lines and lines of this error when running ps2pdf:
> **** Warning: glyf overlaps cmap, truncating.
> I have the same version of msttcorefonts installed on this computer as I
> had installed on the computer I used to do this job before, and the original
> html file specifies Times New Roman as the font to use; I don't see how you
> could get much more "standard" than that.
> I have never seen this error before when running this job. The resulting PDF
> file still looks just fine so this appears to be an error message without any
> consequences.
> I have posted an example on my website here:
> http://www.melvilletheatre.com/glyf_overlaps_cmap.tar.bz2
> Can anyone tell me why I'm suddenly seeing this error?


** The font embedded in your PDF is a subtitution: Times-Roman (type1),

and not Times New Roman PS MT (Type1 or TTF) as usual for times new roman 

of the MS core fonts... Maybe an issue?!



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