[tex-live] texdoc in luatex

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue Jun 26 13:04:03 CEST 2007

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> Frank Küster wrote:
>> One thing to consider for future development is the following: If we
>> stick to PDF as the main documentation format, we probably want more
>> efficient compression methods than gz, but ideally the PDF files should
>> not be internally compressed for smallest end sizes[1].  For DVI (and I tend
> one reason why (already compressed) pdf files could be compressed
> further is that annotations and object resource specs etc were not
> compressed; now that we have object streams there is not much to gain
> from further compression

The difference seems still to be there:

$ lh policy*pdf*
-rw-r--r-- 1 frank frank 639K 2007-06-26 12:45 policy.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 frank frank 441K 2007-06-26 12:45 policy.pdf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 frank frank 1.2M 2007-06-26 12:56 policy.unc.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 frank frank 304K 2007-06-26 12:58 policy.unc.pdf.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 frank frank 375K 2007-06-26 12:57 policy.unc.pdf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 frank frank 655K 2007-06-26 12:56 policy.recomp.pdf
$ pdfinfo policy.pdf | grep Producer
Producer:       pdfTeX-1.40.3

internally-compressed pdf    -> i-c pdf.gz    saves 31%
internally-compressed pdf.gz -> plain pdf.gz  saves 15%
internally-compressed pdf    -> plain pdf.gz  saves 41%
internally-compressed pdf    -> plain pdf.bz2 saves 52%

Regards, Frank

P.S. This is the complete output of pdfinfo:

Creator:        LaTeX with hyperref package
Producer:       pdfTeX-1.40.3
CreationDate:   Tue Jun 26 12:45:35 2007
ModDate:        Tue Jun 26 12:45:35 2007
Tagged:         no
Pages:          138
Encrypted:      no
Page size:      595.913 x 842.74 pts (A4)
File size:      654270 bytes
Optimized:      no
PDF version:    1.4

Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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