[pdftex] Incredibly PDF filesize difference by pdflatex compared to ps2pdf

Roboco Sanchez roboco2004 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 17 12:31:32 CEST 2004


First of all, many thanks to everyone.

--- Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just looked into the huge file (> 8 MB) produced
> by dvips, which
> Roboco sent me by email.
> Dvips did not produce subsets of the fonts.  There
> are 1524 glyphs in
> MinionPro-It and the font looks good.
> pdftex and ghostscript produced subsets (112
> glyphs).
> It seems that the font itself is ok.
> That means that there is either a bug in the pdftex
> subsetting
> routine or in any preprocessor.
> It's now important to know how the font was loaded
> into pdftex.  Did
> pdftex read the otf file directly or are other
> programs involved?
> Roboco, can you find this out?

I can confirm that, as Thierry Bouche suspects, the
fonts used on my MiKTeX are Type1 converted from their
OpenType source on Slackware 9.1 by Eddie Kohler's
otftotfm part of lcdf-typetools-2.2.tar.gz using the
method described in the example in the manpage of


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