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Re: PDF Problem

From: Rune Zedeler
Subject: Re: PDF Problem
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 05:49:21 +0200
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Okay, I took a look.
I understand why the viewers have problems with lilypond's pdfs: For some reason lilypond does loads of conversions to and from millimeters. I think it has something to do with lily defining one point to be 1/72.27 inch, whereas a postscript (and pdf) point is 1/72 inch. The reason for this is probably that lily used to use TeX as a backend, and TeX defines a point to be 1/72.27 inch.

IMO we should take the consequence of abandoning TeX, and start to use ps-points as the main-reference, a 20pt staff having a line distance of 5 pps (5/72 inch).

Any comments?

(moving to devel, please post replys only there and not on user)


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