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Re: Have the fonts changed?

From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Have the fonts changed?
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 09:22:07 -0500

From: "Eyolf Ostrem" <address@hidden>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 6:15 PM

I finally managed to upgrade to the latest version of Lilypond, from the 2.6.4
that I used to run. I'm very happy with the new features (especially the
musica ficta option), but there is one change which I'm not quite as happy
with: the fonts, more precisely: the way they look in [k|x]pdf.
When I generated scores under 2.6.4, everything looked fine, but now the music
fonts are not anti-aliased, with the result that every note looks filled -
not ideal, to say the least. If I view the ps-files directly or the pdf files in Adobe Acrobat, it's still fine, and printouts from xpdf look the way they
Is it the fonts that have changed? Or the generation? I searched the forums,
and some reports similar to mine (but related to the text fonts, which are
fine here) seem to indicate that it has to do with the package
ec-fonts-mftraced. I have v. 1.0.12 installed (distro: ArchLinux).

eyolf, ec-fonts have not been used in Lilypond since 2.4. They were replaced with truetype fonts. But that does not affect the notes, symbols, or dynamic font. I was told that the ec-fonts could still be used with Lilypond, yet I have not found a way to switch to a font other than truetype or opentype on Windows.


I can use ViewPS (in emacs) of course, so it's not a big problem, but I was
wondering all the same.
One last thing: When I aired the question in the Arch forum, it was suggested
that I ask xpdf/kpdf/poppler dev for its support. Is that relevant?


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