[luatex] LuaTeX file almost 2.5x bigger

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Jul 25 19:29:14 CEST 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 07:22:47PM +0200, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> On 07/25/2010 06:37 PM, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> >
> >So it seems that XeTeX is more efficient in positioning text, but I
> >am not going to judge which is better, as I have no understanding of
> >the background mechanism.
> This is a side effect of the font expansion technology, enabled by
> the microtype package. To get a smaller lualatex file size, you can
> disable that package (at the expense of some typesetting quality).

Don't know if the lua-based microtypographic stuff fro ConTeXt (more or
less supported by luaotfload) can make any difference, but it is hard to
test without a sampe TeX file.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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