Evince and Okular use the same library to handle PDFs, but for some reason,
Okular's output is more smoothly anti-aliased. There does not seem to be any
applicable setting, both in the menus and using gconf-editor, to adjust how
much anti-aliasing is done in Evince.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a PS or PDF document (preferably older and scanned, rather than
2. Open the same document in Okular
3. Set zoom level to Fit Width in both and compare (the documents are otherwise
very different in size at the same zoom level. Bizarre)
Okular's output looks much better anti-aliased -- and does not render any
Both outputs should be equivalent in quality -- okular uses poppler-qt4 for rendering, evince uses poppler-glib
Does this happen every time?
This is on Fedora 9; Evince maintainer identified this as a Poppler bug (see URL)
Created attachment 16839 [details]
Sample Evince output
Created attachment 16840 [details]
Sample Okular output
Please attach the file, without it little is possible to be done.
Not attaching the original PDF since that's not freely available, but this document demonstrates the differing output rendering just as well:
(PS and PDF versions downloadable; file is too large to attach)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5589 ***