[pdftex] RE: Patch for better perfomrance etc.
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.
Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>
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