[NTG-context] Rendering differences between PDF viewers

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Apr 17 09:42:10 CEST 2012


On 17-4-2012 09:31, luigi scarso wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 9:12 AM, Alan BRASLAU<alan.braslau at cea.fr>  wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:54:03 +0200
>> Hans Hagen<pragma at wxs.nl>  wrote:
>>
>>> (AR might have flaws but so do all other viewers I've seen.)
>>
>> With one MAJOR difference: for Acrobat reader, one is dependent on the whims and desires of Adobe (and its paying market); the other pdf viewers are open source.
> AdobeReader  *is* the reference pdf-viewer.
> Every pdf for general use should be checked at least with the latest
> AdobeReader under windows, which is currently one of the best pdf
> viewer.
> For the (pdf/lua)TeX community, all the viewer based on xpdf/poppler
> are also important, because (pdf/lua)TeX
> have a consistent part of code from them, so a bug in xpdf/poppler can
> be also a bug in (pdf/lua)Tex.
> Other viewers are useful (mupdf which is now 1.0rc1 ,  sumatra pdf for
> windows, just to list a fews)
> but not as the previous ones.

I use acrobat (prof) as reference viewer from the editor and okular (kde 
windows version) on a second screen as handy constantly open one; I 
tried a few more but stuck to these two.

Hans

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