[pdftex] Pale print with Adobe Reader

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 19:34:26 CET 2007

On 3/13/07, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3/8/07, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
> I was using the default Donald Knuth's plain TeX fonts cmr12 and cmti12. Now
> the problem seems to be solved using the ptmr font and compiling the tex file
> with pdftex:
>  $ pdftex file.tex
> . Instead, if I do:
>  $ tex file.tex
>  $ dvips file.dvi -o
>  $ ps2pdf file.ps
> , with some printers the result is messing and garbage. Can anybody understand
> why?

What exactly is "garbage"?  There have been problems with font
encodings.  Did you try "dvips -P pdf file.dvi -o"?

Many people find they can live very nicely without using .dvi files.
In the long run, those of us old enough to have learned what exactly
goes in a .dvi file are getting too old to remember, but there are
lots of younger people learning about .pdf files, so as time goes by,
fewer dvi tools will still work, while more and better .pdf tools will
likely appear.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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