[XeTeX] Display quality of fonts

Christoph Bier christoph.bier at web.de
Thu Oct 26 18:49:52 CEST 2006

Peter Heslin schrieb am 26.10.2006 17:39:

> Christoph Bier <christoph.bier at web.de> writes:
>> AFAICS XeTeX always embeds OpenType fonts as type 1 CID in PDF
>> files. Unfortunately xpdf---my favourite PDF viewer---renders those
>> fonts badly (t1lib and FreeType are enabled). 
> Yes, it's really annoying that xpdf and the viewers that descend from
> the same codebase, such as Evince, etc., display files with embedded
> Adobe OpenType fonts somewhat badly, especially at small sizes.  I had
> assumed that this was because the support for rendering CFF glyphs was
> lacking when compared to the type 1 and truetype rasterizers (in this
> case, there is nothing that XeTeX can do about it).  But you imply that
> it is because of the way the fonts are embedded -- have you done any
> investigation to pinpoint the problem?

No, I must have expressed myself mistakable, I did not want to imply
this. As I wrote I understand this is a matter of the viewers. But
they display type 1 fonts---if not CID---well. So I just wanted to
know whether XeTeX can embed OpenType fonts as normal type 1 or
anything else that is displayed well in xpdf.

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