[pdftex] Pale print with Adobe Reader
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Mar 16 22:54:04 CET 2007
Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> >>>>> "Rodolfo" == Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> writes:
> >> If you don't know how to use fonts in plain TeX, why don't you
> >> use LaTeX? Everything is easier there.
> > I know how to use the default plain TeX fonts as described in the
> > TeXbook, which is enough to compose documents in plain TeX format.
> If this is enough, what's the problem? BTW, the LaTeX macros are
> partly written in plain TeX but they make heavy use of other macros
> defined in the LaTeX kernel. Thus it is quite hard to translate them
> to plain TeX. Especially the font selection and encoding stuff is
> extremely complex and if you want to have the same functionality in
> plain TeX it's better to switch to LaTeX.
actually, things have changed there (at least as far as i can tell --
maybe the macros were there all along and i only learned about them when
the need to catalogue arose). see
i doubt the knowledge will convert many latex users, but the faq answer
is there in the hope that it will help plain tex users.
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