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

Submitter:  Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Submitted:  Mon 04 Feb 2013 05:56:06 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Release:  0.8.10 Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  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>
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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:

2948:1] 266 SECURITY: Checking security of URL 'http://www.incubatepictures.com/index.swf'
2948:1] 267 SECURITY: Load from host www.incubatepictures.com granted (default)
2948:1] 1227 SECURITY: Extensions disabled
2948:2] 1228 UNIMPLEMENTED: FileAttributes tag in the SWF requests that network access is not granted to this movie (or application?) when loaded from the filesystem. Anyway Gnash won't care; use white/black listing in your .gnashrc instead
2948:2] 1228 UNIMPLEMENTED: LanguageCode (1) in DefineFont tag
2948:2] 1415 UNIMPLEMENTED: Bounds table in DefineFont2Tag
2948:2] 1416 UNIMPLEMENTED: DefineFontAlignZoneTag
2948:2] 1416 UNIMPLEMENTED: DEFINESHAPE4 edge boundaries and scales
2948:2] 1419 UNIMPLEMENTED: Bitmap filters
2948:2] 1419 UNIMPLEMENTED: CSMTextSettings
2948:2] 1419 UNIMPLEMENTED: Button filters
2948:1] 3871 UNIMPLEMENTED: StaticText::pointInShape

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


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-07-26 bjacques StatusNone Confirmed
        Assigned toNone bjacques
    2013-02-04 nachanon Attached File- Added incubate-flash9.png, #27380
        Attached File- Added incubate-gnash0.8.10.png, #27381

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