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Re: [Mostly Solved] Re: Blurry fonts in printed invoices



On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:39:43 +0200
Florian Kulzer <florian.kulzer+debian@icfo.es> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 17:46:23 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 19:09:09 +0200 Florian Kulzer wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> > > However, I don't recall ever seeing these "DEDVIP+f-0-0" kinds of names
> > > before. Maybe you are still missing some other relatively important
> > > font-related package. Here is list of the ones that I have installed:
> > > http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer/celejar/font-related-packages.txt

...

> I realized that the Debian homepage is maybe not the best test case, due
> to the many non-latin characters that are required by the language names
> at the bottom of the page. Maybe the font names will be more conclusive
> if we confine our tests to latin character sets. I have now set up a
> simple font sample page here:
> 
> http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer/celejar/font-samples.html
> 
> If you still want to experiment with this a bit more then you can print
> this page to a PDF and compare font names once again. I see these names
> listed in the output of pdffonts:
> 
> BitstreamVeraSansBold
> BitstreamVeraSans
> BitstreamVeraSerif
> URWBookmanL
> Courier
> NimbusSansL
> URWPalladioL
> NimbusRomanNo9L
> AndaleMono
> Arial
> ArialBlack
> ComicSansMS
> CourierNew
> Georgia
> Impact
> TimesNewRoman
> Verdana
> Webdings
> 
> I think you should get the same output for all the postscript fonts
> (URWBookmanL, NimbusSansL = Helvetica, Courier, URWPalladioL = Palatino,
> NimbusRomanNo9L = Times). It will be interesting to see which fonts are
> used for the MS font names on your system; the ttf-liberation fonts
> should at least take care of Arial, TimesNewRoman and CourierNew.

Hmm, I still get unhelpful output:

$ pdffonts PDF/A_simple_test_page_for_common_fonts.pdf 
name                                 type              emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- --- ---------
XXCIFJ+f-1-0                         TrueType          yes yes yes     10  0
QEHNHK+f-8-0                         TrueType          yes yes yes     40  0
UFQSLH+f-3-0                         Type 1C           yes yes no      14  0
ITPEVV+f-0-0                         TrueType          yes yes yes      8  0
PGUGBG+f-10-0                        TrueType          yes yes yes     44  0
VRBBWM+f-9-0                         TrueType          yes yes yes     42  0
HSAEUE+f-6-0                         Type 1C           yes yes no      32  0
VNZQXL+f-2-0                         TrueType          yes yes yes     12  0
[none]                               Type 3            yes no  yes     22  0
[none]                               Type 3            yes no  yes     39  0
[none]                               Type 3            yes no  yes     31  0

>           Florian   |

Most of the fonts look quite good.  The exceptions are Courier,
Helvetica and Times, which are once again blocky and pixellated. Here's
the PDF I created:

http://lizzie.freehostia.com/A_simple_test_page_for_common_fonts.pdf

And here's a detail, viewed in Evince at 400%:

http://lizzie.freehostia.com/font-page-400.jpg

Celejar
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