[texhax] [pdftex] DVI to HTML mechanism demo

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Oct 30 00:55:17 CET 2007

Chris Rowley writes:
 > Reinhard
 >> If you need ultimate quality you have to use pdftex and have to
 >> activate the microtypographic extensions.
 > But that makes no difference to how the glyphs are rendered.

It actually does.  Of course, glyphs are rendered differently if you
activate pdftex's microtypographic extensions.

I assume that you are using LaTeX.  So please take an arbitrary
document and compile it again.  Count the number of hyphenations and
overfull hboxes.

Then insert the line


and try again.

There will be less hyphenations and less overful hboxes but fonts will
be rendered differently.  Try the program pdffonts.  If you don't have
it, try File->Document Properties->Fonts in Adobe Reader.


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