[luatex] LuaTeX file almost 2.5x bigger

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Sun Jul 25 20:00:25 CEST 2010

On 07/25/2010 07:29 PM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for your explanation, Taco.

Kahled, I don't know how can be tested, but I guess that if all you need 
is only a relative large TeX file, “TeX for the Impatient” 
(http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/impatient/) should be a good 
choice. Is this what you need?

Thanks again,


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