[XeTeX] pre-loading fonts in the format?

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun Oct 26 19:39:32 CET 2008

Jonathan Kew a écrit :
> Yes, that's basically the situation. With "classical" TeX, the .fmt  
> file contains the entire tfm data for the preloaded fonts, so TeX can  
> then do its work without reference to the tfms or any other files. (If  
> you remove the tfms, it won't even notice as it already has that data.  
> If you remove the pfbs or map file entries, TeX won't care, it can  
> still typeset. Your output driver may have problems, though!)

> But for the equivalent to work with xetex, we'd have to "embed" a  
> large portion of the entire OpenType font into the .fmt file. This  
> doesn't seem like a good idea.

> You're using what seems to be the "primary" family name, which is what  
> I normally expect to work well. I wonder what it's spending the time  
> on. It would be instructive to run a test under a profiling tool, but  
> I'm not in a position to do that on an equivalent system right now  
> (don't have a Linux machine with Minion Pro available at the moment).
If you name the tool and describe which tests are needed, I can run them
and send you the output.


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