[luatex] libertineotf: reduce startup time?

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Thu Apr 5 15:18:28 CEST 2012

Am Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:05:06 +0200 schrieb Khaled Hosny:

> On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 02:46:26PM +0200, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
>> Hi Martin,
>>> I'm creating a small document with
>>> \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
>>> \usepackage{luatextra}
>>> \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX}
>>> \usepackage{unicode-math}
>>> \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math}
>>> \usepackage{libertineotf}
>>> The startup-time of libertineotf is quite noticeable;
>>> the machine "stops" for some seconds to load all the
>>> cached font info (and this on a quite fast machine).
>>> Is there a way to reduce the startup time of using
>>> libertine?
>> I am aware of the problem and there is no way I know to reduce the
>> load time. I've opened a ticket...
> Another option is to bypass fontspec completely and provide
> .fd files (like LM ones in euenc package, for example), which might help
> a bit.

This would certainly help. The fontspec would not have to generate
all the fd-informations on-the-fly, but it is not compatible with
the \addfontfeatures command:




1234 abc 

\sffamily \addfontfeatures{Color=990000} 1234 abc

Ulrike Fischer 

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