[tex-live] compressing .afm files
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 19:40:02 +0400
"FP" == Fabrice Popineau writes:
>> What software uses AFM files at runtime these days? Can I compress
>> them all as a matter of principle?
FP> texfont.pl by Hans, with ConTeXt.
also, ps2pk may use AFM files, if i remember correctly.
FP> In principle, it can be adapted to uncompress them. However, as
FP> usual, the ones that are annoying (from the disk space point of
FP> view) are not the vast majority of them, but mainly the cm-super
FP> ones (remove them and you will understand).
yes, cm-super AFM files are not needed for TeX & friends - they are
only useful if one wants to install the fonts in other apps (e.g. for
ATM). so cm-super AFM files could be removed from TeX Live - that will