[OS X TeX] Lucida compilation size
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Fri Apr 29 11:55:52 EDT 2011
On Apr 29, 2011, at 6:50 AM, Vic Norton wrote:
> I use the lucidabr package regularly because I like the looks of the fonts. However, I have just discovered that the lucidabr package can have a substantial affect on the size of the PDF output.
> I recently submitted a paper to arXiv.org. Initially my LaTeX source file contained the line
> My submission was rejected immediately; so I commented out the line:
> and my submission was accepted with no problem.
> I was stunned by the difference in file sizes with and without the lucidabr line. Also the arXiv compilation is significantly larger than my home, sans-lucidabr compilation. I'd be very interested if someone could explain the size differences in the PDF output.
> Here are my results:
> lucida line - in or out
> TeXShop/pdflatx - home
> no lucida line - 380.2 KB (389287 Bytes)
> lucida line - 158.8 KB (162632 Bytes)
> http://vic.norton.name/finance-math/notionalportf.pdf (lucida line)
> no lucida line - 436.6 KB (447115 Bytes)
The arXiv version contains many more font subsets than your home version. Take a look at the included fonts using Adobe Reader > Properties > Fonts. That may be enough to add the additional 280KB.
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