Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186180
Diminished font quality with this version of ghostscript
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:33 EDT
Font rendering is noticeably worse in 8.15 compared to the
version in FC4. This problem has been reported in:
Maybe one should investigate, if one apply a patch to restore
the previous font rendering.
Since this affects evince as well as ImageMagick, this can
have a wide impact on the rendering of graphics with fonts.
For example I use convert to generate .png from .eps files.
Confirming this bug.
Downgrading ghostscript in FC5 to version 7.07-40 from FC4 is a temporary fix
the problem. Downgrade requires getting rid of gimp though.
With ghostscript 8.53, rendering is better, but still as good as
ghostscript 7.07. However 8.53 is not GPL. I wonder if there is
an easy fix for this.
BTW, it seems that this affects mainly the x11 backend.
Does this problem still occur? If so, please provide a test case.
Rendering seems fine on rawhide.
Created attachment 143782 [details]
Screenshot of evince
This screenshot shows evince displaying the file
from the tetex package. The text rendering is very bad.
Created attachment 143835 [details]
Screenshot of evince/rawhide displaying guide.ps
What does 'rpm -q ghostscript' say, corresponding to the FC6 screenshot?
Created attachment 143914 [details]
Screenshot of evince display guide.ps on FC4
For comparison, here is the rendering on FC4.