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Re: acroread and anti-aliased text

Gary Turner <kk5st@sbcglobal.net> writes:

> Not sure that's the only cause.  Documents created by LaTeX and
> converted to PDF have the same problem. 

True, but the problem with (naively created) TeX documents is that
dvips traditionally puts bitmapped fonts into its ps files (as PS Type
3 fonts).  That causes a double problem, as Acroread can't display
Type 3 fonts as well as Type 1, and it certainly doesn't like
bitmaps.  (This shouldn't be a problem nowadays, since Type 1
versions of the Computer Modern fonts have been included with TeX
distributions for a while.)

In the sample PS file given here, it looks like the fonts were
converted from TTF to PS type 3 fonts, _before_ it's ever been touched
by ghostscript.  If that's the case, there's nothing GS could do to
make it better.

There is a problem in older versions of ghostscript (GS < 6.0) where
any included PS Type 1 font was converted into a Type 3 font in the
PDF.  But that's not the problem here.

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - In a variety of flavors!
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