[tex-live] huge pdflatex output
rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Mon Aug 20 23:31:48 CEST 2018
>|To be fair, pdflatex has always produced outputs that
>|are much bigger than what xelatex and lualatex do.
Ten times bigger?
>|This issue here was raised because I noticed that
>|pdflatex in texlive 2018 with an updated Alegreya package
>|produces a pdf output about twice the size of what
>|pdlatex in texlive 2017 did with the Alegreya package
>|that existed then. My suspicion is that this difference
>|is caused by the updated Alegreya package, but Bob (the
>|maintainer of Alegreya) thinks differently.
As I said: >|> Similar results with other font families.
For example, fira-samples.tex
latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf: 162332
latex -> dvipdfmx: 113158
I can't see any reason why the recent alegreya update could
affect the size of the pdflatex output unless pdflatex isn't
subsetting the embedded type 1 fonts and these have become
Unfortunately, I don't have much in the way of "old"
alegreya packages. A package I have from 2013 doesn't
support the Sans family yet the pdflatex output is twice the
size of that of any other processor.
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