Okular preferred linux PDF reader

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 2 23:57:25 GMT 2009

Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>From these guys:
> http://www.ghacks.net/2009/11/30/linux-pdf-viewers/
>>From TFA:
> """If I had to choose which of these tools was best suited for use as
> modern PDF viewer I would, without hesitation, select Okular. Not only
> is Okular as stable as the other offerings, it offers far more
> features which allows it to compete (and in many ways defeat) Acrobat
> Reader."""
Printing simply doesn't work very well.  KDE blames this on Qt, but 
depending on Qt for printing has turned out to be a serious mistake.

Magnification only goes to 400% which is not enough for some uses.

I didn't see any problems with the font rendering that PL mentioned.  Is 
it possible that the PDF he is viewing contains bit mapped fonts?  A 
proper PDF doesn't need to contain fonts at all, but doing this doesn't 
seem to be a simple thing.  If these are PDFs that you created, the 
problem is probably that you have "Enable Font embedding" checked on the 
Printer page in "qtconfig"; uncheck it and see if things improve.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch
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