Re: Debian Light Desktop - meta package
Mike Hommey <email@example.com> writes:
> The "renders documents much more nicely" is absolutely wrong
No it's not. Perhaps you haven't used xpdf recently.
In particular, xpdf seems to do a _much_ better job of anti-aliasing
fonts than evince: xpdf's antialiasing generally manages to be both
smooth _and_ still maintain readable high-contrast edges, whereas
evince's antialiasing is often a fuzzy mess.
I don't know why this is -- I'd think both would eventually end up using
the same freetype/xft/whatever library to do font rendering -- but it's
the main thing that quickly drives me away from evince every time I try
it. Having readable fonts is pretty basic for a pdf-viewer!
[xpdf used to have pretty poor font support, but it's become very good
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