First time poster, be gentle!
I am moving all my dissertation work from a Windows 7 to a Windows 10 PC. Having just installed MikTex and TexStudio on the Windows 10 system and getting everything up and running, I have noticed that the fonts in the compiled PDF render/appear somehow different (worse) than they did on the Windows 7 system. It is a bit hard to explain, but I am a pretty sure this is not related to any of the issues I have managed to uncover when searching Google/StackExchange (bitmap fonts, encoding settings etc.). I am using XeLaTeX as the default compiler such that I can use the Lato font (removed link again, but it was: www[dot]latofonts[dot]com)
Here are some side-by-side screenshots of two test files demonstrating the issue, the left ones are compiled on the Window 7 system, and the right ones on the Windows 10 system, Both are viewed using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on the Windows 10 system:
EDIT: Since I do not yet have any reputation points (and therefore may not upload or add more than two links) I have instead compiled a zip file demonstrating the issue:
The two compiled PDFs:
Three side-by-side screenshots at different zoom levels:
One side-by-side screen zoomed way in and "differenced" in Photoshop:
Two system reports exported from TexStudio (Help -> Check Latex Installation):
- System Report_Win10System.txt
- System Report_Window7System.txt
I hope to configure my new Windows 10 system to compile PDF's such that they appear the same as the Windows 7 system does. I find that this is more pleasing to the eye and therefore should provide a superior reading experience when viewed on a PC. I hope you can help me identify which parameters might be causing this discrepancy that I am experiencing.
As far as I can tell, the only difference between the two system set-ups, is that the Windows 10 system uses a slightly newer version of MikTex (MiKTeX-pdfTeX 2.9.6362 (1.40.18) (MiKTeX 2.9.6400 64-bit) where the Windows 7 system uses (MiKTeX-pdfTeX 2.9.5900 (1.40.17) (MiKTeX 2.9)). The TexStudio install is the same (TeXstudio 2.12.6 (hg 6632:7777b2b8a906)).
Thanks and best,