[pdftex] pdftex core dump when including certain pdf files
The Thanh Han
hanthethanh at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 10:40:50 CEST 2016
On 18 July 2016 at 22:25, Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> wrote:
> > However I think those pdfs without embedded fonts are rather
> > useless.
> Not at all. The lilypond documentation has a case where PDFs without
> fonts would be extremely valuable (we haven't implemented this yet,
> . For the documentation (in texinfo format), lilypond creates
> thousands of small PDFs that get included into the main PDF. All
> those files use the same small set of music fonts again and again.
> . If the small PDFs don't contain fonts it would be possible that
> pdftex includes the necessary fonts only once while building the
> master PDF.
> . If the small PDFs contain subsetted fonts, pdftex must include
> them as-is, enormously increasing the output file size.
> . We currently suppress creation of subfonts in the small PDFs to
> get a small output file size. However, this leads to an
> incredible waste of disk space while building the documentation
> (we speak of a few gigabytes).
can you provide a minimal example demonstrating the problem?
pdftex can merge Type1 subfonts in included pdfs.
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