[OS X TeX] Documents less legible with T1 font encoding

Nestor Aguilera aguilera at ceride.gov.ar
Thu Aug 4 16:52:21 EDT 2005


On 4 Aug 2005, at 17:05, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Aug 4, 2005, at 1:34 PM, Armin Goralczyk wrote:
>> Hello
>> Why is it that if I use T1 font encoding instead of OT1 documents are 
>> less legible in Preview.app, TeXniscope, and Adobe Acrobat unless 
>> enlarged? Printing is fine, so there is no real problem with the 
>> output, but it's not really comfortable if documents are not legible 
>> in full page preview, so I still use OT1 for preliminary work and T1 
>> only for final output.
>> Armin
>> --
>> Armin Goralczyk, Guttmannstr. 4, Appartment 2615, 76307 Karlsbad, 
>> Germany
> \usepackage{lmodern}
> will do an even nicer job. The Latin Modern fonts are very nice Type1 
> replacements that allow the use of T1 fonts encoding.

It is a matter of "taste" whether the Latin Modern fonts are nicer than 
the CM or CM-super. Personally, I prefer the CM to either, since the 
accents in Spanish (my mother language) are too small in CM-super and 
too much to the left in Latin Modern.

On the other hand, I wonder why Armin is using T1: there is always the 
confusion between the encoding in the source file (as determined by 
\usepackage[...]{inputenc}) and the encoding of the fonts used (say) in 
the final pdf (as determined by \usepackage[...]{fontenc}).

All the best,

                                                  Nestor Aguilera

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