Re: pdf / ghostscript viewer
- From: Jim Pick <jim jimpick com>
- To: "Ben 'The Con Man' Kahn" <xkahn cybersites com>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: pdf / ghostscript viewer
- Date: 06 Feb 1998 10:08:08 -0800
"Ben 'The Con Man' Kahn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 6 Feb 1998, Jim Pick wrote:
> > Two things I like about acroread - the anti-aliased fonts (very
> > readable), and the ability to zoom at any scale. If a gv-like front
> > end had those features, I'd love it.
> Actually, gv has those features. (Look in the menus for
> anti-aliasing... Maybe you need a more recent version of ghostview?) And
> zooming? Try the middle or right mouse button. I don't remember which.
> You can zoom to any level.
I guess I knew all that, I should have been more specific in my
The anti-aliasing in gv sucks compared to acroread (that's why it's
not on by default, I guess) - it's like the Win95 excuse for
anti-aliasing. Basically, it's such poor quality that it makes things
harder to read rather than easier. I like the anti-aliasing in
acroread - it actually makes stuff in small point sizes readable.
And the zoom feature in gv only works for fixed ratios. I think it
could be done a lot better. I suppose it's probably primarily a
limitation of the interface to gs. It would be nice to see a
multi-threaded library backend onto gs. (Maybe dgs does this?)
I still like gv though.
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