[XeTeX] Size of PDF files produced by XeTeX

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Thu Jun 1 19:15:51 CEST 2006

On Wed, 31 May 2006, Ralf Stubner wrote:

> Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> writes:
> > Does this mean the included graphics, in JPEG and PDF formats, are
> > first uncompressed by pdfTeX and XeTeX then recompressed at the end
> > of the process, and that pdfTeX compression would be more efficient
> > than that offered by xdv2pdf (which possibly calls Quartz routines)?
> AFAIK pdfTeX does not touch PDF and JPEG files at all. They are just
> included in the resulting PDF file with an appropriate wrapper around
> it.

yes, JPEG isn't touched, but PDF is parsed and size might change as
Type1 fonts might be replaced/combined, if the map file is set up for

Regards, Hartmut

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