[OS X TeX] Fonts Problem???

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Fri Sep 24 18:06:22 CEST 2004


Hello,

A two-page document using textpos, fancybox and minipages looks fine in 
TeXShop viewer and Preview, but in Reader 602 on Windows, the fonts on 
page 1 look "chunky". Readers in the field say sometimes  the chunky 
fonts are on page 2, but not page 1. Cool, huh?

The document uses these fonts:

\usepackage{charter}
\usepackage{courier}
\usepackage{helvet}

But the problem is the same using Bookman instead of charter or 
commenting out the fonts packages and using just the CM fonts.

TeX is configured to embed fonts in the PDF output. (BTW, the PDF grows 
in size by ~20-25K when embedding the fonts. Is that about right?)

It's typeset using pdfTeX.

Typesetting with TeX + Ghostscript makes the font problem *appear* to 
go away, but totally ignores the top and bottom margins set using 
geometry.sty. It's like it's using A4 for typesetting dimensions and 
letterpaper for the paper size. It just chops off the stuff at the top 
and bottom.

Any suggestions?

The source, including textpos.sty, is here:

http://homepage.mac.com/bkerstetter/tex/FontsTroubleSample.zip

The PDF output from pdfTeX is here:

http://homepage.mac.com/bkerstetter/tex/MLSCaseStudyA4.pdf

The PDF output from TeXTeX + Ghostscript is here.

http://homepage.mac.com/bkerstetter/tex/MLSCaseStudyA4TeXGS.pdf


Thanks.

Bob

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