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Re: barline problem

From: Stephen
Subject: Re: barline problem
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:25:48 -0500

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dewdman42" <address@hidden>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: barline problem

Which gets us to the crux of the problem. Finale and lilypond use all of the nuances of postscript that they possibly can..perhaps even using parts of it that the PDF "subset" does not support very well. For this reason, all the
PDF viewers I have tried look like crap.  Sad.

Your right, Lilypond does not produce PDF files, ghostscript does. So the only thing Lilypond could do is add additional hinting in the PostScript file as Hans has already suggested. And as you've already pointed out, what matters is how the music looks printed out. It is inadviseable to practice your instrument looking at the 72 dpi of the computer screen rather than a 300 dpi printed score. That's bad for your eyes. The PDF files certainly are perfectly readable and legible, so therefore, I don't think it is sad or even undesireable to have the slight aliasing issues you see. After all, 72 dpi will always be inferior to 300 dpi no matter how you slice it. If Lilypond is optimized for 300 dpi, that is a good thing.


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