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Re: [vox-tech] Debian help: font problems
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Re: [vox-tech] Debian help: font problems

Could it just be gv settings that's messed up?  Delete ~/.gv and try


On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have a postscript file, dissertation.ps that, out of the blue, started
> to look ugly when viewed with gs (or gv which uses gs).  The font looks
> thin and spindly.
> Not knowing what to do, I uploaded it to my friend Mark's computer and
> used gv to view it there.  The results were much nicer.  The fonts
> looked rich and full again.
> You can see the results side by side:
>    http://www.dirac.org/shot.png
> or
>    http://www.dirac.org/shot.jpg
> Both machines are up-to-date Debian Sarge.
> I know zilch about Defoma, and don't have the luxury of time to learn
> right at this moment.  However, I have to look at this document for very
> extended periods of time, and the spindly font bothers my eyes.
> Mark's computer doesn't have an X server set up on it (I used gv
> remotely), so it doesn't have an XF86Config fontlist to look at, so I
> don't know how the "order of font looking" is set.
> It doesn't have xfstt nor xfs.  I'm not too sure how font requests are
> serviced when there's no server to begin with.
> Any ideas on why the two systems are displaying the same file so
> differently?
> These fonts *can't* be the same.  Any idea on how to track down which
> font is being used and why?
> Anyone know how fonts are handled when there's no server?
> Any help appreciated!
> Pete
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