[luatex] LuaTeX file almost 2.5x bigger

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Jul 25 20:06:40 CEST 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 08:00:25PM +0200, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> 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?

I was actually interested in your microtype usage, I'm not familiar with
it myself.


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

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