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Re: patch to fix text color in PDF output

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: patch to fix text color in PDF output
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:11:58 +0200
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Andrew Hawryluk <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi all,
> Long ago I noticed that the text in our PDF manuals is fully black,
> which results in rough-looking text when printed:
> Attached is a patch which corrects this, and the printed output is
> noticeably improved. (The on-screen output is nearly
> indistinguishable.)
> I'll send this to the TexInfo folks as well.
> Andrew
> From b2608a3c68f677729d5b72379d18b978b8c6236a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Andrew Hawryluk <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:14:42 -0600
> Subject: [PATCH] Fix TexInfo PDF output text color
> Changed CMKY colors to RGB colors, as RGB black prints
> better than CMYK black on home printers.

In that case, the "home printer" is broken.  It might be conceivable to
use greyscale black as an alternative, but RGB black appears like a bad
choice for printing.

Could you specify the details of your "home printer"?

David Kastrup

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