[tex-k] zoom problem in xdvi

tmlam tmlam at se.cuhk.edu.hk
Wed Mar 3 09:39:02 CET 2010

Hi Stefan,

Ghostscript is 8.64. I suppose the option -gsapha is to be used with gs. 
However, gs is invoked by xdvi. How can we pass the option to gs through 

In fact, you are right about the anti-aliasing. There is an option 
button in xdvi that allow turning PS anti-aliasing on/off. By turn it to 
on, and then off, the figures can be displayed normally after zooming. 
Very strange.

I don't know how to switch postscript on/off. What keystroke we need to 
press? I assume it is for xdvi.

Many thanks for you ideas.


TM Lam

On 3/3/2010 3:37 PM, Stefan Ulrich wrote:
> Hi,
> Usually such problems are related to ghostscript. What are the
> ghostscript versions on these installations? Does the behaviour change
> if you switch off Postscript anti-aliasing (Menu or -gsapha option)?
> Does it work after you switch postscript on/off (v keystroke)?
> Best regards,
> Stefan
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:18 AM, tmlam<tmlam at se.cuhk.edu.hk>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> It seems that the xdvi in Linux has problem when zooming in. The figures
>> (eps) will not zoom correctly. In fact, part of the figure will be vanished.
>> I tried the xdvi in texlive 2009, the original xdvi in CentOS 5.4, both have
>> this problem. However, running xdvi (texlive 2009) on Solaris (SPARC) does
>> not have this problem.
>> Is there a fix in Linux?
>> TIA,
>> TM Lam

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