FS#12057 - Manual fonts are bitmaps
Opened by Charles (CSMR250) - Saturday, 09 April 2011, 15:53 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Thursday, 21 April 2011, 21:54 GMT
The manual uses LaTeX. One of the issues with LaTeX having 30-years-old legacy components is that you specifically need to tell it to use the outline fonts that we have been used to for about 25 years. Otherwise it uses a bitmapped font by default.
The manuals found at:
use bitmapped fonts, presumably because they haven't used the right setting in LaTeX, which you need to do deliberately.
Since this is default behavior in LaTeX, a lot of people run in to this problem, and there are many ways to fix it. I am not an expert on LaTeX and don't know the best way but see http://dsanta.users.ch/resources/type1.html
Or see any LaTeX forum for multiple threads on this.
Thursday, 21 April 2011, 21:54 GMT
Reason for closing: Not a Bug
Additional comments about closing: The font in the manual has been changed but for a different reason. Closing as Not a Bug because a PDF reader rendering the PDF in a bad way is not a bug. The rendering is also highly dependent on the PDF reader itself (you can make the output of Adobe Reader almost unusable by configuring it in a wrong way).