[pdftex] RE: Patch for better perfomrance etc.

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Thu Aug 1 00:40:16 CEST 2002

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 02:06:11PM -0400, John Culleton wrote:
> I have just been doing some work with the pdftex version of the psfonts.map 
> file. It seems to me that most of the fonts listed in there are not of use to 
> many of us. So the quickest way to speed up searches is to save the original
> in psfonts.sav and then edit a working copy to remove all unlikely fonts. For 
> me for example the entire Omega font area can be removed, also the Literateur 
> fonts and the xy fonts. Many of the fonts listed don't function without 
> further work, and some like Lucida Bright aren't even part of the TeX distro. 

But many entries for the EC/TC fonts remain. Therefore combine
stripped map files with my patch to get best speedup.

> Each person will of course have a different ``work'' psfonts.map file.

psfonts.map or pdffonts.map are generated by updmap. So
changes are better placed in texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
TeX Live 7 contains a very improved version.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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