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Re: good rendering of PDF

From: Bertalan Fodor
Subject: Re: good rendering of PDF
Date: 2 Jul 2009 11:20:43 +0200

E.g. LilyPondTool preview is better.

 ---- Original message ---- 
From: Martin Tarenskeen <address@hidden>
Sent: 2 Jul 2009 10:18 +02:00
To: Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>
Cc:  <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: good rendering of PDF

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 08:42:44AM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> >From time to time, users complain that the display of lilypond PDF
> files with acroread or xpdf looks awkward on screen.  In such cases, I
> strongly recommend to use ghostscript itself to view the PDF file, or
> a wrapper program like gv or gsview.
> Have a look at the attached image: the left part shows the rendering
> result of a piece (compiled with lilypond 2.13.1) with gv (at 25%
> scaling, using gs 8.64), and the right part is with acroread 8.1.5 (at
> 58.6% scaling).  What a difference.

Interesting and strange! I don't know in de detail how these programs 
work. The ghostscript version definitely looks much better. Will this 
difference still be there on paper when the score is printed ? Or is it 
just a screen issue ?

And what about other alternative PDF viewers like okular, evince, xpdf 
(on Linux) or other alternative PDF viewers that exist (I just don't know 
them, I never use Windows) for Windows?



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