freebsd vs. netbsd

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Jun 12 05:53:48 UTC 2020

On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:06:16 -0500, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On 2020-06-11 12:57, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:29:51 -0400, Jerry wrote:
> [...]
> >> To bring this whole conversation to a quick end, whenever I send a
> >> document to someone that absolutely, positively has to look exactly how
> >> I created it, I use PDF. It eliminates all the problems that you and
> >> others have been describing. Email, at least in my estimation, was never
> >> intended to be used a a means of conveying high level, complex
> >> mathematical formulas, etcetera.
> > 
> > If you want pixel-perfect, PDF is probably the best way
> > to go,
> I disagree, in case of pixel-perfect it will be image and image only. 

I meant "for ordinary people", as in "I want to make
annotations" or "I want to print the document". :-)

Technically, I fully agree with you.

> Not PDF. Some people when they create PDFs, do not embed all fonts 
> specified in the document, and on another person's side these fonts may 
> be replaced with what is found on that person's machine. That's 
> sometimes what I have to explain to my users when they show me garbled 
> PDF sent to them by somebody else.

Exactly, that's only one of the possible problems
when you deal with PDF. Enter printing, and you'll
also have to deal with color spaces, geometry,
PDF standards...

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