[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX in Acrobat
francois.chaplais at ensmp.fr
Wed Mar 5 08:07:20 EST 2008
Le 5 mars 08 à 10:37, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
> Adobe Reader and Acrobat use their own PDF rendering engine, which
> is different from the built-in OS X rendering engine used by other
> applications (Preview, TeXShop, ...). What you see is a
> manifestation of that.
> I tried with your test file and the two XDVI-to-PDF drivers XeLaTeX
> can use: the default (for now) xdv2pdf and the alternative (for
> now) xdvipdfmx. Both embed the fonts (Cochin and Zapfino) properly,
> thus there's no problem there. It really just comes down to how
> Adobe applications render PDF, namely to how they use font hints to
> draw on screen.
> Remember that Adobe applications for the Mac are essentially second-
> thought hasty Mac ports of Windows applications, though that
> probably isn't the only cause for the problem, given you experience
> the same rendering issues with Acrobat on Windows.
> Here are screenshots on what I see with Acrobat and Preview (on
> Leopard 10.5.2):
Thanks Bruno for your help.
From your screenshots, it appears that your Acrobat rendering is
better than my son's or what I get for windows. If you are willing to
look, the pdf produced by XeLateX and TeXShop (with standard
settings,"Regular") is here
A screenshot of what I get with the Latest Acrobat for windows with
win XP SP2 under VMWare Fusion is here
From what I have seen on the XeTeX site ( http://scripts.sil.org/cms/
XeTeX has not been updated since 2006, so I assume I have the latest
Or maybe the pdf engine has changed for Leopard? I am under 10.4.11.
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