Re: Fuzzy PDF text

Subject: Re: Fuzzy PDF text
From: Scott McClare <smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:40:24 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beth Friedman [SMTP:bjf -at- WAVEFRONT -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 2:18 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Fuzzy PDF text
> Someone in the Netherlands sent me a PostScript file to distill to
> PDF. It prints okay, but on-screen, it looks bitmapped.
> I suggested that the problem might be that the person who sent me the
> file didn't include the fonts when he generated the PostScript file.
> (He's going from a .tex or .div file to PS.)
Hmmm. This might be your problem right here. The fonts used by TeX are
bitmapped. There's a separate font for each point size, printer resolution,
and so on. Maybe the on-screen appearance of the document simply reflects
its origins.

Take care,


Scott McClare - Technical Writer
DY 4 Systems Inc., Kanata, Ontario, Canada
(613) 599-9199 x502 smcclare -at- dy4 -dot- com
Opinions are my own

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