[OS X TeX] Re: The microtype mystery

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Aug 20 17:50:12 EDT 2010

Am 20.08.2010 um 11:56 schrieb Martin Costabel:

> \usepackage{microtype}
> and then \usepackage{latexsym}

On a G4 with Leopard (10.5.8) the first package slows down compilation  
with pdflatex by a factor of 5-6. Adding the second package has  
another braking effect of once more quite the same factor, so that  
both together slow down compilation by a factor of around 30. The  
microtype option activate={true,nocompatibility} has only a minor  
influence, some percent, verbose=true similarly.

Is someone going to discuss these findings with Frank Mittelbach  
(latexsym) and Robert Schlicht (microtype)?



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