[XeTeX] Jagged Type in PDF
bkerstetter at mac.com
Tue Nov 23 03:52:47 CET 2004
Is jagged type in PDF the normal when anti-aliasing is turned off?
Since the fonts are installed in the system or included in the file or
both why do the characters look jagged in Preview when anti-aliasing is
turned off? Why would you need to anti-alias installed fonts?
The same jaggedness shows up when viewing the same XeTeX-generated PDFs
in Adobe Reader for Windows with smoothing is turned off.
Also, the PDF's look great in the TeXShop PDF viewer. Is the TeXShop
viewer always anti-aliased?
For my example document, I used skia.tex from Jonathan's site---that
way I know it's probably not my mistake. :) I don't believe it's a
XeTeX problem since I get the same jagged results from both TextEdit
--> PDF and Word --> PDF using the same font in the source doc. Is
jagged just the nature of PDF when smoothing is disabled?
So, why am I just noticing this after using TeX-etc on the Mac for two
years? Normally, I create either printed documents, which always print
nicely, or documents that get converted to HTML from LaTeX source via
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