[OS X TeX] Blurry Fonts?

David Craig dac at panix.com
Tue May 19 09:48:13 CEST 2020

An undergraduate student of mine has become quite facile with LaTeX.  However, the documents he compiles are always blurry onscreen.  In addition, while they mostly print ok, usually there are at least a few characters that don’t print properly, often ones in titles and such.   The crucial bit, though, is that when I take his source code and compile it myself (using TeXShop and TeXLive), these problems go away.  I conclude the issue has something to do with how his TeX installation is configured.

I don’t understand fonts in TeX well enough to know what to suggest he look for.   I don’t see anything unusual when I look at his code — no special font choices, for example.

He tells me he is on Ubuntu Bionic Beaver using TeXStudio, which uses TeXLive as its TeX distribution.  I know nothing about TeXstudio, and a perusal of its web site didn’t offer any me clues.

To give some idea of what I see, this image illustrates the onscreen difference: <http://physics.oregonstate.edu/~craigda/Images/Temp/FontComparison.png <http://physics.oregonstate.edu/~craigda/Images/Temp/FontComparison.png>>.  (The screenshot is from Preview.)  

Pointers welcome.  As I am on the digest, I would appreciate any replies being cc’d directly to me.

David Craig

<http://www.panix.com/~dac/ <http://www.panix.com/~dac/>>

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