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

Frank Cox melville.theatre at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 22:48:43 CEST 2009

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

I have posted an example on my website here:


Can anyone tell me why I'm suddenly seeing this error?

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~ http://www.melvilletheatre.com

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