[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX in Acrobat

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Mar 4 16:53:05 EST 2008

On 4 mrt 2008, at 15:37, François Chaplais wrote:

> I have typeset a textbook with XeLaTex + fontspec, system is 10.4.11  
> with october 2007 MacTex installed.
> The text font is Cochin.dfont (provided by Apple).

Can you provide a minimal sample? The font is supplied by Apple, so  
most users on this list should have it.

> It prints fine on the two printers I have used, preview is beautiful  
> both in TeXShop and Preview, but the preview in Acrobat for windows  
> (both versions 6 and 8) is awful at screen sizes, although at great  
> magnifications is is OK (but I mean the documents to be read on the  
> screen).
> I have output PS to pass them to my son who has distiller CS3, and  
> the result is the same in Acrobat Pro for the Mac.
> The issue is that the baseline and other metrics are not handled  
> properly by Acrobat at small sizes.
> Aren't here hints in truetype fonts? Or is is it just that Adobe  
> despises TT? Do I have to stick to Postscript fonts?

You probably get a better answer on the XeTeX mailing list.



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