Flash player no longer supported, what happens to media9 and Skim?

Paulo Ney de Souza pauloney at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 02:45:33 CEST 2020


Please send me small PDF files showing these examples you bring about and
we will start a discussion. Without the PDF examples it is very hard.

Paulo Ney

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 4:36 PM Jim Diamond via texhax <texhax at tug.org>

> On Sat, Aug  1, 2020 at 15:45 (-0700), Paulo Ney de Souza wrote:
> > They do not have any experience making software for Unix and the
> > versions they put out for Linux, Solaris, AIX, ...  were all lacking
> > pretty seriously... it was never a contender for anything useful.
> > OpenSource and other vendors did a much better job with readers for
> > Linux and Adobe did not want to be compared to any of them.
> I can't agree.  I have found no Linux PDF viewer which renders fonts
> and thin lines anywhere near as well as Acroread.  (Well, maybe not
> completely true... the PDF renderer in Opera at least knows how to do
> sub-pixel rendering, unlike any stand-alone PDF viewers I've tried.)
> I've also found that the stand-alone viewers I've tried on Linux don't
> do a good job of rendering white fonts on coloured backgrounds.  For
> example, I use white text on a dark blue background for data projector
> slides, and I put the page number in a fairly small font (12 pt?), and
> that is fairly illegible in a number of PDF viewers I've tried, even
> though in Acroread it is nice and crisp.  I don't know how much of
> this is due to SPR and how much is due to other algorithms.
> The other benefit of Acroread is that it can read oms PDF docs that
> none of the open-source readers I've tried can handle.  And sometimes
> I have no real choice about using those documents.  (Government forms;
> I've tried arguing with people in the government, and I may as well go
> down to the ocean and try to keep the tide from coming in.)
> I am not an Adobe fan, but credit where credit is due.  Even if it is
> only a tiny amount of credit.
> Perhaps your experience is different, or you have found better PDF
> viewers than I have.  If you have a recommendation, I'd be happy to
> hear it, because having to mess around to get a 32-bit executable
> (Acroread 9.5.5) to run on a 64-bit only system is a nuisance.
> Cheers.
>                                 Jim
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://tug.org/pipermail/texhax/attachments/20200801/03e9d75c/attachment.html>

More information about the texhax mailing list.