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

--On Saturday, April 24, 2004 10:00:09 AM -0700 Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
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.
It looks like the one on the right is antialiased, while the one on the left isn't. The one on the left may have substituted a lookalike font, as well. First thing would be to click the "State" button, select "gv options" and "ghostscript" options, and look to see if antialiasing is turned on.

gs doesn't read fonts through the X server; it loads them from files. "gs -h" will print the list of directories it uses to search for fonts. It may be that debian's gs has some of the X font directories in its search path. If Mark's computer doesn't have X installed then it probably doesn't have the directories in question, so gs ends up using fonts from later directories in the search path.

Ken Herron
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