[pdftex] pdftex, dvipdfmx, encguide

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Feb 27 22:17:27 CET 2006

I thought I'd pass on this recent note from Werner about pdftex
generating a much larger file than dvipdfmx.  He speculated to me that
it might be something about subfonts, and also thought you might already
know about it.  But anyway, FWIW ...

Date:         Thu, 16 Feb 2006 08:21:00 +0100
From: Werner LEMBERG <wl at GNU.ORG>
Subject: Re: problem with encguide.pdf in beta distribution

> the new file is a good bit larger than the old, with several more
> font tables illustrative of the various encodings.

Any reason why you use pdfTeX for this?  Doing the same with dvipdfmx,
I get an `encguide.pdf' file with a size of 771KB, compared to your
version which has whopping 1498KB.

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