In moving from 11.3 to 12.1, I have run into a problem using the ps2pdf tool:
GPL Ghostscript 9.00: Error: Font Renderer Plugin ( FreeType ) return code = -1
and the output looks like the font is not what I expect.
Any advice about how to get the old font functionality?
There was lots of confusion among programmers on this issue. Some blame Freetype font library. Some blame ghostscript. (https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750679)
Here is the solution, at least for opensuse 12.1 64 bit version.
Add the following repository:
Index of /factory/repo/oss
Start Yast, go to Software Management. Search for packages containing “ghostscript”.
Update them all.
Perhaps it will be safe to disable this repository after update.