# [texhax] bad printout of large brackets

Mon Dec 28 20:30:57 CET 2009

Hello, everybody!

I have a problem on my latex printout.

I am using WinEdt to typeset my LaTeX file. I have two examples below.

$f(x)=\left\{ \begin{array}{lcl} \dfrac{2}{2-x} & & \mbox{if 0 \le x < 2} \\ \\ 0 & & \mbox{if x \ge 2,} \end{array} \right.$

$\left\{ \begin{array}{lcl} 2x & \equiv & 11 \pmod{13} \\ 3x & \equiv & 7 \pmod{9} \\ 7x & \equiv & 5 \pmod{8} \end{array} \right.$

After I compile it using pdflatex, in the paper printout, the big
bracket turns out not a solid curly bracket, but a broken one. There
are some breaks near the middle of the curl in the printout. Only on
the printed copy on the paper, but the pdf copy I see onscreen is
perfect. I use pdflatex compilation because I have figures in pdf
format.