[OS X TeX] Default Truetype Fonts?

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Thu Feb 24 16:08:27 CET 2005

On 25 Feb 2005, at 1:24 AM, Herb Schulz wrote:
> On 2/24/05 7:09 AM, "Will Robertson" <will at guerilla.net.au> wrote:
>> ...
>> I agree with the others: the size of the fonts is negligible these 
>> days
>> and there's no downside to embedding them, always. Perhaps if the 
>> fonts
>> were 2 MB unicode monsters this would be a different story, but 
>> they're
>> not.
>> ...
> Turning on and off microtype/pdftex's font expansion shows up to a five
> times increase in .pdf size so it isn't always negligible. Of course 
> you
> MUST embed to get microtype/pdftex font expansion at all.

Oh yes, I was referring to the un-expanded fonts. You're right, font 
expansion should only be used for print work, and generally never for 
web distribution. It is indeed remarkable how good it looks, though. 
Thanks for the clarification.


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