[pdftex] [tex-live] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Jan 13 10:25:36 CET 2010
Élie Roux wrote:
> It is an improvement in the sense that it allows \pdfobjcompression
> which decreases the size of the PDFs. For me having smaller PDFs is an
No disagreement so far.
> as well as for 99% of users
but this is an insupportable generalisation, which is where
we take issue.
> So I
> guess the whole point is to know whether it's better to have small
> PDFs or PDFs readable by a 9 year-old software...
A less biased way of expressing this would be "... small/er/ PDFs,
or PDFs readable by a larger fraction of the potential set of
> If it's not a good default value for pdfTeX, can it be at least the
> default for LuaTeX? People working with luatex certainly know they are
> dealing with modern things not mandatorily compatible with 2001
> softwares... and the LuaTeX manual cannot be viewed by Acrobat 5.05
> anyway (it is \pdfobjcompressed).
Agreed (that it cannot be opened in AA 5.0.5) : "The file is
damaged and cannot be repaired". What is the lowest version of
AA that /can/ open the file successfully ?
> Also it's strange that you manage to open the microtype pdf, it bugs
> the same way for 5.05 as for 6.0 (I see only blank pages and I have
> some error messages all the time).
Are you using AA 5.0.5, or AR ?
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