Font rendering (was: Re: Flash player no longer supported, what happens to media9 and Skim?)

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at
Mon Aug 3 23:11:53 CEST 2020

On 2020-08-03 at 11:31:12 -0700, Shreevatsa R wrote:

 > as I learned while writing an answer
 > <> in 2016: the intended
 > difference is that the resulting example-2.pdf uses Type 1C (CFF)
 > fonts, for which FreeType (used by Evince) has (or had) a better
 > rasterizer, instead of Type 1 fonts (as example.pdf does). All this
 > may no longer hold now in 2020, but I'm just curious whether it
 > makes a difference.

Thank you very much for the link.  It would be nice to know whether
Type 1 and CFF are still rendered differently by Freetype.

If different engines are are used for both formats and CFF rendering
is considered better, the easiest solution would be to convert Type 1
to CFF on the fly.


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