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Re: ghostscript woes

On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 04:49:27PM +0100, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 03:17:34PM +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. If I view my
> > LaTeX generated dvi files they look just as beautiful as they ever did.
> View the dvi files in what? converted to ps first, or via advi/kdvi?
> If you look in 'ghostscript' options in gv, what do you find for the
> antialias device? I presume that under gv options, anti alias is still
> selected. Here's what my three ps programs give me:
> gv         -dNOPLATFONTS -sDEVICE=x11alpha 
> ggv        -dNOPLATFONTS -sDEVICE=x11alpha
> kghostview -sDEVICE=x11 -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=2 \
>            -dMaxBitmap=10000000
> -sDEVICE is still a legal option; x11 and x11alpha are both listed as
> available devices with --help... here are my package versions: 
> ii  gs-gpl         8.01-2         The GPL Ghostscript PostScript...
> ii  gv             3.5.8-31       A PostScript and PDF viewer for X...
> ii  gnome-gv       2.4.1-2        GNOME PostScript viewer...
> ii  kghostview     3.2.2-1        PostScript viewer for KDE...
> > This is irritating, since I use gv a lot. Since ggv also suffers from
> > this problem, I think it is actually ghostscript which causes it.
> Most likely.
> > Furthermore, ps2epsi no longer resizes the bounding box of my graphics,
> > while eps2eps somehow turns my scalable LaTeX fonts in bitmaps. Why?
> No clue here...
> > gv doesn't seem to be able to render a lot of pdfs from the net
> > correctly these days. Since I never required acrobat before this all
> > started, I'm suspecting something is broken here as well.
> In what way does it fail?

Thanks, Jon, for your reply. Indeed, it was ghostscript. Also, your post
tells me to be more precise. I'll do my best next time!


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