[OS X TeX] Re: The microtype mystery
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Sun Aug 15 17:20:15 EDT 2010
On 2010-08-15 22:11 +0100, George Gratzer wrote:
> Typeset time as reported by "time":
> real 0m2.595s
> user 0m2.527s
> sys 0m0.063s
> that is, 3 secs. pdf file is 4.4 MB.
> Now if I use the microtype package( the book is now 3 pages shorter):
> real 0m35.443s
> user 0m35.155s
> sys 0m0.115s
> typesetting is over 35 secs. pdf file is 4.6 MB.
> My iMac has 8GB memory; the whole ms with illustrations is
> tiny in comparison: about 40 MB.
This seems to be similar to something¹ I observed quite some time ago.
My workaround is to use letterspace while drafting and use microtype at
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