_____/ On Wed 07 Dec 2005 10:12:24 GMT, [Andres Becerra Sandoval] wrote
On 12/7/05, John Pye <john.pye@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I use the Lyx pdflatex option to produce a PDF of my thesis-in-progress.
When I view the PDF in Linux (I'm using standard FC4 packages, evince
4.0.0 is the PDF viewer) the characters in the (standard) font looks
slightly bunched up. When I view the same PDF in Windows (Acrobat 4.0)
the fonts look OK at high levels of zoom, but at normal two-pages-on-a
screen zoom, the fonts are almost illegible. And when I print out the
document from Windows, the fonts look rather jagged.
I've got PDFs from other Linux / Latex users which have fonts that look
This seems to be a very common problem with PDFs produced on Linux which
are then used by Windows people. Is there a known solution? I've tried
to find information on this but haven't seen anything relevant. I can
send screenshots if you need.
It really is a latex default fonts issue, see:
for the question "The fonts are bad in the exported PDF, what can I do?"
Install Acrobat Reader 7 on your Fedora workstation. Version 5 was the
latest available until a few months ago, which was a pain and an eye sore.
Adobe stopped the negligence though.
I am using KGhostView on under SuSE 8.1 and the fonts /always/ look coarse
when I view PDF's. Why KGhostView? It was there by default. I still use it
because PDF's can be opened almost instantly. I don't know evince 4 unfor-
tunately, but I imagine that the problem could be similar.
When I need a clearer picture (not just fonts are coarse), I open the same
file using Acrobat Reader, which is the secondary application among the
file associations. Oddly enough, yesterday I discovered that if I SSH from
a Ubuntu box to this very same computer, the issue is gone. If I use
KGhostView to view PDF-formatted documents remotely, all fonts are crisp.
Therefore, I can only assume that fonts which are installed with your dis-
tribution play a role.
Hope it helps,
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