[texhax] status of pdfsizeopt

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Sun Dec 1 04:55:36 CET 2013

 >| > Is there no way to get pdf[la]tex to embed CFF fonts?
 >|No, pdfTeX is frozen but AFAIK LuaTeX converts Type 1 fonts to CFF.
 >|Recent versions of Ghostscript convert Type 1 fonts to CFF too.
 >|You could try
 >|  ps2pdf myfile.pdf myfile-CFF.pdf

My test worked but yielded a *larger* file, presumably for the reason
mentioned by Peter in his paper.

But latex -> dvipdfm produced a file 15% smaller than pdflatex, at
the cost (I think) of giving up microtype features.

Bob T.

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