[XeTeX] Display quality of fonts

Christoph Bier christoph.bier at web.de
Thu Oct 26 13:44:38 CEST 2006

Peter Dyballa schrieb am 26.10.2006 12:50:

> Am 26.10.2006 um 10:39 schrieb Christoph Bier:
>> Furthermore xpdf doesn't show every character used in e.g.  
>> fontspec.pdf [3].
> Did you compile fontspec.pdf yourself? (Probably not, because of the  
> fonts used ...)

No, I didn't.


> I always noticed that xpdf gives a bad impression of a PDF document  
> (could be the integrated PDF viewers in KDE or Gnome are worse).  

I only observed problems with the integrated PDF viewers in KDE and
GNOME. With xpdf only bitmap fonts rendered bad.

> Ghostscript and gv do a better job, and the best one delivers  

Not here ([1] showing gv with a PDF file produced by pdfTeX and type
1 fonts). The XeTeX PDF can't be displayed at all:

Error: /limitcheck in --.type2execchar--
Operand stack:
   --dict:4/4(L)--   false   --dict:6/10(ro)(L)--   163   163
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
--nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
--nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1
3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1
 3   %oparray_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
--nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
--nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
--nostringval--   %array_continue   --nostringval--   false   1
%stopped_push   --nostringval--   %loop_continue   --nostringval--
 --nostringval--   --nostringval--   %array_continue   %finish_show
  --nostringval--   --nostringval--   7   9   1   --nostringval--
(gs_show_enum)   %op_show_continue   --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1115/1686(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:75/200(L)--
  --dict:104/127(ro)(G)--   --dict:238/347(ro)(G)--
--dict:20/24(L)--   --dict:4/6(L)--   --dict:20/20(L)--
--dict:11/13(L)--   --dict:21/26(ro)(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: 2
AFPL Ghostscript 8.14: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1



[1] http://zvisionwelt.de/tmpdownloads/pdfTeX-type1-gv.png
+++ Typografie-Regeln: http://zvisionwelt.de/downloads.html (1.51)

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