[pdftex] Pale print with Adobe Reader

Robin Fairbairns 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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