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bug #38243: Gnash didn't display text on Incubate Pictures homepage

Submitted by:  Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Submitted on:  Mon 04 Feb 2013 05:56:06 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Release: 0.8.10Status: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Bastiaan Jacques <bjacques>
Open/Closed: Open

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Fri 26 Jul 2013 11:06:40 AM UTC, comment #2:

The unimplemented features aren't very important. The cause of text not being displayed is that the SWF defines TEXTRECORDs with HTML text. Gnash parses the HTML and encounters <FACE> tags, which will make it try to find a device font for the requested font, which it is permitted to do per spec even though the SWF embeds the font. In this case, the font searched for is esoteric enough that few people can be expected to have it installed, but Gnash doesn't check whether the font is found. Presumably, Gnash should fall back on the embedded font when no appropriate device font is available.

Bastiaan Jacques <bjacques>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 05 Feb 2013 02:13:18 PM UTC, comment #1:

This is an output of "gnash -v http://www.incubatepictures.com/index.swf",
showing the uses of unimplemented features:

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Mon 04 Feb 2013 05:56:06 AM UTC, original submission:

I've visited incubatepictures.com homepage with Gnash 0.8.10 standalone.

(http://www.incubatepictures.com/index.swf, Flash 8)

The illustrations displayed well, but I noticed that
most majority of text were not displayed.

This is a correct result from Adobe Flash Player 9.
You'll see that all text, illustration and links were displayed.

This is an image result from Gnash.
You'll notice that most text were missing.

Gnash: gnash_0.8.10-1~lenny from getgnash.org APT repository
System: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" i386

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>


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file #27380:  incubate-flash9.png added by nachanon (477KiB - image/png - Reference screenshots)
file #27381:  incubate-gnash0.8.10.png added by nachanon (343KiB - image/png - Reference screenshots)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri 26 Jul 2013 11:06:40 AM UTCbjacquesStatusNone=>Confirmed
      Assigned toNone=>bjacques
    Mon 04 Feb 2013 05:56:06 AM UTCnachanonAttached File-=>Added incubate-flash9.png, #27380
      Attached File-=>Added incubate-gnash0.8.10.png, #27381

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