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PDFs displayed under Linux look bad

Hi,

I experienced a problem with my Acrobat Reader 5.0 for Linux: When
displaying, some PDF files look very blurred, while under Windows,
Acrobat Reader 6.0 displays them clearly. Did anyone else experience
related problems? I made two screenshots:

http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~wsh/linux.jpg
http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~wsh/windows.jpg

As I am working mostly with Linux, reading such blurred texts is
really annoying. Is there any possibility to better this situation?

Ren�.

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Ren� Meyer
Student of Physics & Mathematics
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
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Rene
2/22/2004 1:01:31 PM
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I would say it is a bug of Acrobat Reader 5... Some fonts are not well
displayed...
If you cannot modify the pdf file, the best way under Linux would be to
use Xpdf.
If you cannot modify the pdf file, change the font.

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iso
2/22/2004 2:43:58 PM
Dear Beno�t,

thank you for your answer.

On 22 Feb 2004 14:43:58 GMT, Beno�t Noyelles wrote:
> If you cannot modify the pdf file, the best way under Linux would be to
> use Xpdf.

I'll try it.

> If you cannot modify the pdf file, change the font.

I don't know the internals of PDF and what is done when such a file is
displayed. How to change the font of the PDF file?

Ren�.

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Ren� Meyer
Student of Physics & Mathematics
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
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Rene
2/22/2004 3:50:24 PM
> I don't know the internals of PDF and what is done when such a file is
> displayed. How to change the font of the PDF file?

I don't know either.
If the pdf file was built with a *.tex file as a source file, it is easy to 
change the font. Without the *.tex file, I cannot.

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Beno�t NOYELLES - Doctorant en astronomie � Lille
site perso http://perso.wanadoo.fr/benoit.noyelles
non � la pollution lumineuse : http://asso.nordnet.fr/carl/eviter.htm 
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iso
2/22/2004 3:59:32 PM
On 22 Feb 2004 14:43:58 GMT, Beno�t Noyelles wrote:
> If you cannot modify the pdf file, the best way under Linux would be to
> use Xpdf.

Well, it looks like xpdf can't display the file at all. I think it
hasn't been composed with LaTeX. Any other hints?

Ren�.

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Ren� Meyer
Student of Physics & Mathematics
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
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Rene
2/22/2004 4:20:32 PM
In article <c1aksg$1gep20$2@ID-193047.news.uni-berlin.de>, Rene Meyer wrote:
> On 22 Feb 2004 14:43:58 GMT, Beno�t Noyelles wrote:
>> If you cannot modify the pdf file, the best way under Linux would be to
>> use Xpdf.
> 
> Well, it looks like xpdf can't display the file at all. I think it
> hasn't been composed with LaTeX. Any other hints?

Are you using a recent version of Xpdf?  (3.00 is the latest.)

Can you email me that PDF file?

- Derek
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derekn
2/22/2004 11:19:05 PM
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