[OS X TeX] Re: the less-than symbol

Bruno Voisin Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr
Tue May 21 10:48:40 CEST 2002

Le mardi 21 mai 2002, à 10:03 AM, Sam Broderick a écrit :

> Tried this and it took FOREVER to compile a two page document with no 
> text.
> And the PDF looked TERRIBLE in the previewer. What exactly does this 
> change
> about font handling?

I guess your problem is caused by the fact that you have not cm-super 
fonts installed (these are PostScript versions of several fonts 
including EC fonts, that is CM fonts re-implemented in T1 encoding). 
Then TeXShop uses the original EC fonts, which are files in METAFONT .mf 
format, and calls METAFONT to generate on-the-fly bitmap versions of the 
fonts in PK format. Hence the time taken to display your file, and the 
poor quality of the result; it should print OK, though.

In any case I think the first solution (use $<$ and $>$) is better, 
since you are not supposed to use < and > in text, only in math mode.

Bruno Voisin

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