[texhax] The microtype mystery
uwe.lueck at web.de
Tue Aug 17 11:06:03 CEST 2010
George Gratzer <gratzer at me.com>, 16.08.2010 20:59:19
>My book is 606 pages long. It is a single file plus the .ind file and125 pdf illustrations.
>Here are the packages used:
>Typeset time as reported by "time":
>that is, 3 secs. pdf file is 4.4 MB.
>Now if I use the microtype package( the book is now 3 pages shorter):
>typesetting is over 35 secs. pdf file is 4.6 MB.
>My iMac has 8GB memory; the whole ms with illustrations is
>tiny in comparison: about 40 MB.
>Anything I could do to speed up this typesetting?
Hans Hagen's TUG 2010 paper indicates something similar, while I don't have own experience with microtypography. Glyph expansion offers more alternatives to try in line-breaking than ordinary typesetting (I guess).
I liked your General Lattice Theory, thanks!
Cheers to all,
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