Re: [Mostly Solved] Re: Blurry fonts in printed invoices
On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:04:45 +0200
Florian Kulzer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 20:30:05 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > $ 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
> > [none] Type 3 yes no yes 22 0
> > [none] Type 3 yes no yes 39 0
> > [none] Type 3 yes no yes 31 0
> > Most of the fonts look quite good.
> Maybe we have to be satisfied with that, then. (A font by any other
> name...) At least your system is smart enough to only embed the
> necessary subsets; I now realized that mine bloats the PDFs with the
> complete fonts.
Can you elaborate on this? What part of the pdffonts output refers to that?
> > The exceptions are Courier,
> > Helvetica and Times, which are once again blocky and pixellated.
> What are your fontconfig settings? Here are mine:
> # debconf-get-selections | grep fontconfig | column -t
> fontconfig-config fontconfig/subpixel_rendering select Automatic
> fontconfig-config fontconfig/enable_bitmaps boolean false
> fontconfig-config fontconfig/hinting_type select Native
Mine are the same, except for enable_bitmaps, which is set to true.
Setting it to false (and restarting X) makes all the fonts on your page
[With enable_bitmaps set to true:
> Disabling the bitmap fonts makes quite a difference for me. (Whether
> that is an improvement is a matter of taste, of course; some people seem
> to dislike the "fuzzier" look of antialiased and hinted fonts.) This
> affects primarily the on-screen rendering; I am not sure if it also
> influences the PDF printer.
> Florian |
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