Some Type 1 fonts, particularly URW Palladio L, look rather ugly when rendered on-screen in various programs. In particular, the letter height is inconsistent. See the body text below, rendered in Firefox:
The header text is Nimbus Sans L, also a Type 1 font; in this sample, it's looking acceptable, but sometimes its baseline isn't clean.
I have this problem in most programs. OpenOffice and AbiWord both display it with URW Palladio. I similarly have problems with Nimbus Sans embedded in PDFs displayed in Evince.
Any suggestions as to how to fix this? Settings I can tweak somewhere to make it work properly?