[tex-live] PDF and PS output files bigger with TL2005?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Oct 18 10:15:38 CEST 2005

Daniel Flipo wrote:

> Hans Hagen a ecrit le 17.10.2005 10:31:
>>> Can anybody explain what happened that makes output files 
>>> significantly bigger with TL2005? pdftex 1.30 compared to 1.21?
>>> I have check that all fonts are type1 (no .pk included).
>> - does this involve embedded documents (if so, the problem can be in 
>> using latin modern in the main doc and computer modern in embedded 
>> ones i.e. non optimal map files)
>> - what is the compression level? set \pdfcompresslevel=9 for both tests
>> - run \pdffonts and see if more fonts are used; maybe (when latin 
>> modern is used) less fake ones are used (reusing other fonts)
>> - actually, the latest versions (an coming ones) of pdftex should be 
>> more efficient (less redundant cm's)
>> - also, try to run with \pdfcompresslevel=0 and take a look at the 
>> files with an editor it may help to nail down the differences
> The increase of size is due to the updated lmodern fonts.
> It occurs only with lmodern fonts (recompiling the same files with 
> fourier produces output files of comparable sizes with TL2004 and 
> TL2005). Actually, the lm*.pfb files are bigger this year:
> lmr10.pfb has grown from 77410 to 106666 bytes for instance.
> Quality has to be paid in terms of file size, I guess...

in that case, compare with the cm super variant -) 

anyhow, since subsetting is used (unless disables) the difference should not be that huge 


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