[OS X TeX] Re: The microtype mystery

George Gratzer gratzer at me.com
Wed Aug 18 11:02:28 EDT 2010

I start Terminal, 


to the directory where the LaTeX file is. I make sure I got it right with 


listing the directory.


time latex filename

That is all.


On 2010-08-18, at 10:00 AM, Richard Seguin wrote:

> On Aug 18, 2010, at 5:39 AM, Josep Maria Font wrote:
>> El 18/08/2010, a las 04:34, Adam M. Goldstein escribió:
>>> Do send something back to the list if there's anything interesting to report. I am curious if it's due to microtype. Since it looks like it's not being loaded at all, that's in question now. But if the only difference is that George typesets with microtype and without, it must be part of the answer.
>> I am also experiencing the same behaviour. A 130-page document typesets in 2 or 3 seconds (I don't know how to find out the exact time) without microtype, while just adding microtype it takes around 3 minutes; so the factor is larger than George's, I think. It seems to take several seconds to typeset some specific pages. I am using a 2.8GHz 27" i7 iMac with 8Gb RAM. 
>> Hence, I would be very interested in following this thread. 
>> JMaF
> I also wonder how George timed his typesets. He made reference to using "time", but I'm not sure how that is implemented in practice. If I knew I could more precisely determine how microtype affects the time that it takes to typeset my document.
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