Albert Astals Cid
aacid at kde.org
Thu Apr 30 14:14:21 PDT 2009
A Dimarts, 28 d'abril de 2009, Petr Gajdos va escriure:
> On Tuesday 28 April 2009 00:02:46 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > A Dilluns, 27 d'abril de 2009, Petr Gajdos va escriure:
> > > On Thursday 23 April 2009 20:16:20 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > > > You mean that xpdf gives a different result than xpdf using poppler?
> > > > Quite strange since it's mostly the same code.
> > >
> > > No. I mean: If I use xpdf's or poppler's Splash (no matter which)
> > > * without patch I have sent, then text in xpdf gui really looks awful
> > > (left side of the jpg)
> > > * with this patch I have sent, then text in xpdf gui looks much better
> > > (right side of the jpg)
> > >
> > > My question is if I do something wrong in xpdf gui or if this patch
> > > pointing to it's backend is really needed.
> > Well, it all boils down to some files/fonts being rendered "nicer" with
> > hinting and some others without.
> > I think there's some bug about it in our bugzilla, i never knew what to
> > do since depending on the pdf one option yields better results that the
> > other.
> Which bugzilla number please? I went trough 50 pdf's on my system with xpdf
> (gui) and all except one was perfectly readable when I didn't use hinting.
> The one was The LINUX User's Guide, which has (only) worse abstract.
Didn't understand this sentence.
> Question remains: Is here another way than maintain this patch? Can I turn
> hinting off somehow in xpdf gui linking againist poppler?
First of all xpdf shouldn't be using poppler, if you do it's not xpdf anymore.
Second, no, there's no option to change that from the library, we could
probably accept a GlobalParams setting for this. Are you up for coding such a
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