Viewing a PDF file in Evince v2.28.1 (libpoppler v0.12.0) and Acrobat Reader 9.2 delivers different results in font rendering. Although the document uses only standard not-embedded fonts (Times New Roman, CourierNew and Arial), the resulting glyphs look in Evince as if they were not processed by an anti-aliasing filter whereas the same text blocks in Adobe Acrobat are much more readable (check the attached zip archive).
I'm wondering if there is an issue with non-native ttf-mscorefonts 3.0 package installed in my Ubuntu 9.10 or a poppler bug?
Created attachment 31414 [details]
PDF file excerpt and results of rendering
splash backend renders it much better than cairo backend, at least here
Is there any option to choose rendering backend for poppler to be used by Evince?
This is a duplicate of bug #5589, I'm working on fixing it in poppler until it's finally fixed in pixman.
Thanks for reporting.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5589 ***