[OS X TeX] Lucida compilation size

Vic Norton vic at norton.name
Fri Apr 29 21:56:57 CEST 2011

On Apr 29, 2011, at 11:55 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> On Apr 29, 2011, at 6:50 AM, Vic Norton wrote:
>> I use the lucidabr package regularly because I like the looks of the fonts. However, I have just discovered that the lucidabr package can have a substantial affect on the size of the PDF output.
>> I recently submitted a paper to arXiv.org. Initially my LaTeX source file contained the line
>>  \usepackage{lucidabr}
>> My submission was rejected immediately; so I commented out the line:
>>  %\usepackage{lucidabr}
>> and my submission was accepted with no problem.
>> I was stunned by the difference in file sizes with and without the lucidabr line. Also the arXiv compilation is significantly larger than my home, sans-lucidabr compilation. I'd be very interested if someone could explain the size differences in the PDF output.
>> Here are my results:
>> lucida line - in or out
>> \usepackage{lucidabr}
>> TeXShop/pdflatx - home
>> no lucida line - 380.2 KB (389287 Bytes)
>> lucida line - 158.8 KB (162632 Bytes)
>> http://vic.norton.name/finance-math/notionalportf.pdf   (lucida line)
>> arXiv
>> no lucida line - 436.6 KB (447115 Bytes)
>> http://arxiv.org/abs/1104.5393
> Vic,
> The arXiv version contains many more font subsets than your home version. Take a look at the included fonts using Adobe Reader > Properties > Fonts. That may be enough to add the additional 280KB. 
> Michael

That explains a lot, Michael. Thanks! There were 15 fonts in the my "lucidabr" file and 31 in the arXiv file.



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