[NTG-context] PDF viewer

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Sun Sep 25 18:41:55 CEST 2022


On 9/25/22 17:24, juh via ntg-context wrote:
> Am Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 06:47:50PM -0600 schrieb Max Chernoff via ntg-context:
>> I think that pdf.js (the Firefox PDF viewer) meets most of these
>> requirements. There are a few requirements that it doesn't meet, but
>> it's open source and written in JavaScript, so we should be able to add
>> anything that's missing.
>
> I found a nasty bug in firefox.
>
> https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2022/105212.html
>
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1781022

As Jonathan Kew explained, TeX Gyre Heros is also poorly displayed with
Acrobat. The issue may be trickier than we thought (since fixing Firefox
with Heros+LMTX is only part of the issue).

Just as a personal note, I tend to avoid using Heros with LMTX, since
resulting PDF documents may be displayed (poorly on screen) with Acrobat.

I wonder whether this is related to common code for both Acrobat and
Firefox (originally comming from
https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/freetype-devel/2013-05/msg00000.html).

Pablo


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