Freedom Issue #2998

okular: suggest to install Adobe proprietary software

maddox - 6 months ago - . Updated 6 months ago.

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Please see attached file. There are 2 possibilities:

1. that the PDF file I have attempted to open contains some script that drives Okular to display this message to install proprietary software. That may be reviewed in the source, which I have not checked. If the PDF file has driven Okular to display that message, then this issue may be closed. This may be more probable, but has to be investigated.

2. that Okular itself recommends Adobe as proprietary, this issue may be verified in the source. I have not found exact reference to the message in the widget.


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Updated by bill-auger 6 months ago

i dont have any way to confirm this without an example PDF,
which triggers that dialog - i also could not locate the code
which triggers it, neither in okular nor poppler

could you try the new okular v20.12.3 to see if it behaves the

could you point to an example PDF, which triggers that dialog?

it would be interesting to see how other PDF readers
(such as evince) handle thar same file


Updated by maddox 6 months ago

The PDF is here:$File/9955E_2.pdf

Evince has show the almost empty page with the warning that it requires Adobe, which is probably a built in page, and same page is shown in Okular after that dialog warning.

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