[OS X TeX] Re: The microtype mystery

Josep Maria Font jmfont at ub.edu
Thu Aug 19 08:16:06 EDT 2010

El 18/08/2010, a las 20:03, Herbert Schulz escribió:

> For completeness, what is the command line you are using? Are you simply commenting/un-commenting the \usepackage{microtype} line/

Yes, just that ! 

This morning I have changed machine and file, and here are the results:

On a MacMini with 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 1 GB RAM, and a standard 2009 MacTeX installation. 

A 16-page paper with very simple text and formulas using Computer Modern and no strange packages nor graphics:

Without microtype:
real	0m3.649s
user	0m1.622s
sys	0m0.072s

With microtype:
real	2m48.568s
user	2m47.323s
sys	0m0.175s

Again, a very large increase factor! The preamble of the document is:


I will e-mail the files privately to Robert. 

Thanks for your interest to all.


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