[XeTeX] xetex memory usage

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed Dec 17 01:18:24 CET 2008

On 16 Dec 2008, at 23:36, basketboy at bk.ru wrote:

>> Actually, you could reduce the RAM footprint quite a bit by reducing
>> various parameters in texmf.cnf (for TeX Live; I don't know if MikTeX
>> uses a similar configuration file), as the default settings (at least
>> with TL) are extremely generous, and most documents can be processed
>> within much smaller limits.
> Hmm. Intersting. Can you please suggest some parameters for example in
> texmf.cnf which can reduce RAM footprint?

The main possibilities would be main_memory and font_mem_size, I  
think. The default values shipped with TeX Live are many times greater  
than are needed for typical documents, and this does increase the  

(You might need to regenerate the format file after altering these  


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