[OS X TeX] typesetting time increases greatly with microtype?

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sun Oct 17 20:23:52 CEST 2004

I noticed that typesetting times seemed to have increased after turning 
on microtype in a long manuscript I am writing. So, I did a quick test 
and found that the typesetting time for couple of sections are:

without microtype: 16s
with microtype: 25s

Is this to be expected? Do I have something configured incorrectly? I 
am using it via:


which is equivalent to simply using:


Thank you.

All the best,

-- Gary

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