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What I'm seeing in Firefox when trying

2023-11-02 18:10:02.48702+01 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

What I'm seeing in Firefox when trying to view Musicnotes.com, and the sorts of gobbledygook I'm seeing when I view various PDFs, for discussion elsewhere.

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#Comment Re: What I'm seeing in Firefox when trying made: 2023-11-02 23:57:48.929797+01 by: markd

man, percussion notation has gotten WEIRD

#Comment Re: What I'm seeing in Firefox when trying made: 2023-11-03 11:53:39.445033+01 by: brainopener

I feel like I've run into something like this before that ended up being a tale of free vs nonfree font packages. Or, maybe GPL vs non-GPL fonts?

Searching around a little, I keep seeing people mention the "urw-base35-fonts" package which is the replacement for Adobe fonts from the Ghostscript people.

A little more info here: https://superuser.com/question...when-viewing-in-firefox-on-linux

#Comment Re: What I'm seeing in Firefox when trying made: 2023-11-03 13:51:27.524267+01 by: DaveP

Yeah, to my eye, that looks like a missing musical font. But from what I remember, none of the base 35 have musical notation. If you have access to Acrobat, it would be interesting to open the PDF with that and see if it barks (in the console) about anything.

Was a time, I had a bunch of scripts I used in BBEdit to open and take apart PDFs, but that’s all a decade out of date at this point, and such things seldom age especially well.

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