[OS X TeX] Newbie fuzzy pdf issues

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 28 20:11:21 CEST 2005

On Sep 28, 2005, at 12:54 PM, Karl Merkley wrote:

> I just downloaded and installed TexShop and (I think) teTeX using  
> Gerben Wierda's i-Installer.  Everything went quite smoothly and  
> the examples work.  However, when I look at the resulting pdf's the  
> text looks fuzzy.  It prints well but the preview just looks bad.    
> I have EPS images so I am using the latex-ghostscript option.  I  
> saw that the digest covers some issues with OS X 10.4 but I am  
> using Mac OS X 10.3.9.  I have seen results like this when the  
> correct fonts were not being used.  I did install the TrueType  
> fonts but I don't know that they are being used.
>   TIA,
>      Karl


What packages did you install? Are you using T1 encoding? What  
TrueType fonts are you talking about? Where are they installed? More  
than likely the system is defaulting to bitmapped fonts because it  
can't find the Postscript or TrueType fonts.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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