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May
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comment Using SyncTeX with Adobe Acrobat Reader
I still wonder if something reasonable could be cobbled together by using Javascript to control Adobe Reader using the command-line SyncTeX tool, although this is hardly worth the effort if one still believes that it is only a matter of time before the rendering quality of open source PDF viewers improves to a level that is on par with Adobe.
Jan
2
comment What Unicode Font is Best Suited for Math Symbols using Font-Locking under Emacs?
@matth: Thanks ... cm-unicode on sourceforge looks like what I need. By any chance do you know if this version of the fonts is the same high-quality one produced by Y&Y referenced in the comment above, and if not, where they can be found?
Dec
26
comment What Unicode Font is Best Suited for Math Symbols using Font-Locking under Emacs?
@matth: The fonts on this page appear to be packaged for X Windows. CTAN lists a package that provides Type 1 conversions of the original METAFONT Computer Modern font files using a program called TeXTrace. My understanding is that these converted fonts can be used by LaTeX but cannot be installed at the OS level in MS Windows in order to be used in other applications because of encoding issues. Is this correct?
Dec
22
comment Using SyncTeX with Adobe Acrobat Reader
@percusse: The claim that Adobe's font rendering is superior is in part a subjective one. Just open a few different PDFs in Adobe and compare to SumatraPDF, Foxit, Xpdf, Google browser plugin, etc. and especially focus on quality of rendering at lower magnifications. The differences are quite stark. This may be in part due to the fact that Adobe uses a sophisticated LCD filtering technique called CoolType (which virtually eliminates color fringing), whereas none of the open source engines even incorporate a basic color antialiasing algorithm yet.
Dec
21
comment Using SyncTeX with Adobe Acrobat Reader
@Wright: You're right that this is probably not an easy feat and would probably require a lot of platform-specific hacks to pull off. I'm following the development of a javascript-based PDF rendering engine by the Mozilla team with interest, but am not too hopeful that the quality of the text rendering will be on par with Acrobat Reader. It's still a puzzle to me why after all of these years, no one in the open source community has been able to match the quality of Adobe Reader.
Dec
21
comment Using SyncTeX with Adobe Acrobat Reader
@percusse: A good comparison of the issues involved in text rendering can be found here. Perhaps the file-locking issue can be circumvented by using the DDE extension (on Windows).