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So you’ve done everything the FAQ has told you that you need,
correct fonts properly installed and appearing in the dvips
output, but still
you get fuzzy character output after
distilling with ghostscript
The problem could arise from too old a version of
, which you may be using directly, or via a
script such as ps2pdf
, or similar.
was capable of distillation from
version 5.50, that version could only produce bitmap Type 3 output of
any font other than the fundamental 35 fonts (Times
, etc.). Later versions added ‘complete’
distillation, but it wasn’t until version 6.50 that one could rely on
it for everyday work.
So, if your PDF output still looks fuzzy in Acrobat
, upgrade ghostscript
. The new version
should be at least version 6.50, of course, but it’s usually good
policy to go to the most recent version (version 8.12 at the time of
writing — 2003).
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This is FAQ version 3.26, released on 2013-02-25.