[OS X TeX] Re: OT: OS X 10.5.3

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Mon Jun 2 10:58:49 EDT 2008

On 02.06.2008, at 16:53, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:

> On Jun 2, 2008, at 10:45 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>>>> On 02.06.2008, at 07:36, Eberhard Lisse wrote:
>>>>> Never had any problems whatsoever with this.
>>>>> But, get skim instead of xpdf (or Acrobat for that matter)
>>>> Skim also uses Apple's pdf system, so you don't win anything over  
>>>> Preview in this regard. But since this bug – which I encountered  
>>>> regularly with the mathpazo package – is fixed in 10.5.3, this  
>>>> whole discussion is moot.
>>> Moot, at least, for this particular bug. I would like some pdf  
>>> viewer that isn't dependent on Apple's pdf system,
>> Why exactly? The bug Apple introduced with Leopard was bad, no  
>> doubt adoubt that, but besides that, what's wrong with Apple's pdf  
>> system? They don't implement every single feature of PDF, but  
>> that's mainly because not every single feature is open. There are  
>> some parts of PDF no one can implement except Adobe.
> I suppose I am as usual just being a bit over-cautious. But it seems  
> that often I do get PDFs that look odd in some way, and it would be  
> nice to eliminate Apple's particular interpretation of PDF as a  
> source of this.

I might be wrong,  but I believe that the creator is responsible is  
here is much more likely in most cases (personally, I rarely have any  
problems with Preview besides the bug which now has been fixed ...)

> I don't have Reader installed because it seems a bit intrusive at  
> times, and I find it highly counterintuitive to use.

Yeah, but if you want to be really sure that a PDF is displayed  
correctly, there simply is no way around Acrobat/Adobe Reader.
Simon Spiegel
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