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to Ghostscritp, not its use.
The GPL version of Ghostscript is supplied without any kind of support.
However there are a few places where you may be able to get support. You
can ask questions on stack overflow (www.stackoverflow.com), you can try
the UseNet group comp.lang.postscript, and you can use the irc channel
#ghostscript on irc.freenode.net.
There doesn't seem to be a switch 'PDFDocEncoding' in Ghostscript, so I
don't think this will have any effect. Even if it did, it looks like these
two would be mutually incompatible.
>The resulting PDF does *not* display the utf-8 encoded characters. Neither
>acroread nor evince works. What am I doing wrong?
What do you mean by 'does not display the characters' ?
We can't comment without seeing the source file, if you believe this is a
bug you may file a bug report at http://bugs.ghostscript.com please attach
a specimen file and a Ghostscript command line to reproduce the problem.
Since not all developers are running Linux it would be helpful to post a
*Ghostscript* command line rather than a bash command.