[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.99 released

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Wed Dec 7 00:25:41 CET 2005

On Dec 6, 2005, at 5:25 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 6 Dec 2005, at 7:51 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> XeTeX seems awfully slow. It takes a long time (several seconds)  
>> for the typesetting to begin and several more seconds for the  
>> typeset page to appear. It seems much slower than version 0.98.  
>> (All this is on 10.4.3, a Mac G5 DP).
> Hmmm.... that's curious. It doesn't take that long on my G4  
> machines! Care to swap? ;-)

Hmm... perhaps not... ;>}

> I can understand a somewhat slower startup, perhaps, if you have  
> very large numbers of fonts installed; how many does Font Book  
> report? Still, I wouldn't have thought it should be that bad.

I am now working on my computer at home and everything is fine and  
working as expected. I have recently been required to install Norton  
AntiVirus at work. It seems to slow just about everything down -- I  
will run a few tests tomorrow to see if, as I suspect, this is the  

Thanks for the update.


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