[tex-live] texdoc in luatex
Thanh Han The
hanthethanh at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 15:44:00 CEST 2007
if the point is to have minimum size of pdfs, I would do the
- use dvipdfm(x), without compression. It supports Type1C
font, so the pdfs can be compressed efficiently in next
- then compress the pdf by bzip2 or lzma
On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 02:56:17PM +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 12:57:36PM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> > "Martin Schr�der" <martin at oneiros.de> writes:
> > > 2007/6/26, Frank K�ster <frank at kuesterei.ch>:
> > >> > Decompressing pdfs on the fly will cost time as PDFs have to be
> > >> > decompressed completely before they can be read (unless they are
> > >> > linearized).
> > >>
> > >> Is that a real problem on an installed system or the Live DVD?
> > >
> > > Always. Non-linearized pdfs are first read from the end to find the
> > > xref table, and then you access indivial objects. So you need tmp
> > > space (either in memory or on disc) -- you can't work on streams. For
> > > linearized pdfs this is different, but since almost nobody produces
> > > them (pdftex doesn't) we can ignore them.
> > Presumably whoever chose a procedure for gzipping PDFs could include a
> > linearization step, too. But this would not help much unless one was
> > only interested in linear access (like when printing without
> > previewing).
> And it is pointless if the PDF reading application is not able
> to read the PDF file in linear access (most applications are
> not able to read the PDF file this way).
> Yours sincerely
> Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>
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