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Re: [groff] Groff and poor font rendering

From: Heinz-Jürgen Oertel
Subject: Re: [groff] Groff and poor font rendering
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:00:34 +0100

Am Montag, 11. März 2019, 21:52:25 CET schrieb Kevin Moses:
> I'm trying to decide if my system isn't correctly configured for clear
> readable fonts or if it might be an artifact of groff, and more broadly,
> linux itself.
> I seem to have no problem printing clear readable fonts with my printer
> when the PDF file is generated by, for example, an ebay shipping label.
> However, any pdf file that I create with say, pdfmom -P-e >
> new.pdf results in a decent page, but still clearly pixelated, and
> certainly not as sharp as more conventional google doc files, etc.
> The thing is I am not a wizard at linux in general, although I am using a
> very out-of-the-norm distro: Void Linux, and the fact that I am using groff
> and vim means that I am not a complete idiot.
> Can somebody explain if this is a groff issue, or my own setup that might
> be the problem. I know my question is very broad, but I'm not really
> looking for a solution, just a general answer to the question of groff's
> pdf quality. If groff pdf's should be clear as a google doc it is probably
> an issue with my own setup.
> --
Can not confirm, using groff -Tpdf often, sometimes also pdfmom. The produced 
PDF output is clear, what the printer does with the pdf is another topic
Attaches one page of PDF. You can zoom in as much as possible

mit freundlichen Grüßen aus Halle (Saale)
       Heinz-Jürgen Oertel

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