[racket-dev] [plt] Push #28945: master branch updated

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 27 12:30:26 EDT 2014

At Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:56:39 -0400, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> > For some reason, the way that PDF fragments are pulled in by `pdflatex`
> > makes the fragments look worse in some PDF viewers/machines than the
> > way that PS fragments are pulled in by `latex` plus `dvips`. I think it
> > has to do with heuristics in PDF viewers, and I think there's no
> > difference when going to a printer.
> My impression was that PDF was supposed to be a pixel-accurate format,
> at least when self-contained and not using system fonts, and thus
> there wouldn't be any such heuristics. Is that not true?

PDF is a vector-graphics format, not a raster-graphics format (so it
doesn't really say anything about pixels).

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