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

Mark, that was an excellent guess.  I should've thought of that
myself!  Unfortunately, it didn't work.  :(


On Sat 24 Apr 04, 11:08 AM, Mark K. Kim <lugod@cbreak.org> said:
> Could it just be gv settings that's messed up?  Delete ~/.gv and try
> again?
> -Mark
> 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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