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Re: ghostscript woes

On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 12:07:51PM -0500, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 15:20:19 +0200, David Fokkema wrote:
> > Hi group,
> > 
> > Since more than a week now, gv doesn't anti-alias my postscript files as
> > beautifully as before: it uses less grays and more black.
> This is a bug in gs which appeared sometime between 7.07 and 8.14. It
> drove me nuts too -- I upgraded to 8.14 in an effort to get better PDF
> handling and was quite disappointed to see the results, as you were. You
> can downgrade to GNU ghostscript (gs package?), which is still at 7.07 in
> the Debian archive IIRC.
> xpdf seems to do better for me for viewing PDFs. You could also change
> State->Ghostscript Options->Convert PDF in gv to "pdftops %pdf %ps", which
> uses the xpdf converter instead of the gs one.
> See
>   http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=687419
>   http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=687376
>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=243785
> I believe the gs people claim it will be fixed in 8.15.

Wonderful! _ALL_ my problems have disappeared by downgrading gs to 7.07.
So, right now, I have the following problems resolved:
	- font rendering, they look beautiful again!
	- ps2epsi resizes the bounding box again.
	- all pdfs I tried are viewable again. I tried some that didn't
	  work with 8.01, and they work now.

What's not resolved is the fact that eps2eps turns my LaTeX fonts into
bitmaps, but since I don't need eps2eps anymore (ps2epsi works) that is
not really a problem.

I certainly hope this will be fixed in debian soon.

Many, many thanks!


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