[tex-live] "why is tex live so big"
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Oct 23 01:49:41 CEST 2012
Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> On 2012-10-22 at 19:03:52 +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:
> > 2012/10/22 Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>:
> > > size can only be reduced by not installing the documentation. All
> > > binaries, scripts, style files, fonts etc are small, only the
> > <cough>cmsuper</cough>
> Sure, cmsuper is huge, but AFAIK it contains fonts not supported by
> Latin Modern. I've seen many documents using cmsuper. I'm not sure
> whether this is always intended, maybe they are loaded by some macro
> packages. However, I fear that if cmsuper is removed, we will be
> bothered by many PDF files containing bitmap fonts instead.
cm-super is a sledgehammer approach to the problem of cork encoding.
it does the required job, but the point is, "is it necessary". i really
don't know, but it would be interesting to have other people's views.
(note that i know about the problem of bitmapped fonts, in the absence
of the type1 versions ... but cmsuper isn't the only solution to that
trying to keep an open mind here....
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