I use some russian text in my file and when I compile it to pdf text becomes diffuse and transparent. How can I fix it? (To compile source file I use latex + dvipdfm, MikTex version 2.9)

This is my code:



\usepackage[landscape, left=0.7cm, right=0cm, top=1.5cm, bottom=0.4cm]{geometry}



Hello world!

Привет мир!

  • Try first installing the CM-Super package
    – egreg
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 22:45
  • Probably the cyrillic fonts are type 3 (bitmapped) instead of type 2 (vectorial). You can check this looking at the fonts used in the final pdf (Adobe Reader can tell you). If this is the case, you have to install the type2 version of those fonts. cm-super (as suggested by egreg) is an easy way to do so
    – JLDiaz
    Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 0:16
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    It is usually better to use pdflatex directly instead of latex and translating DVI to PDF.
    – vonbrand
    Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 1:25

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The cyrillic fonts you see are bitmap, so they aren't well represented in PDF viewers. Install the CM-Super font package via the MiKTeX wizard.

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