[xep-support] Font-embedding & PDF size

Nikolai Grigoriev grig at renderx.com
Wed Jun 19 11:51:19 PDT 2002


> When I now add one 
> character (e.g. 21A6) to the fo-file using the font ArialUnicodeMS, 
> the resulting PDF file has 303 KB! 

Yes, I admit that our subsetting algorithm could be more efficient. 
While this is generally not a problem with ordinary TrueType 
fonts, things are different for monster glyph collections like 
Arial Unicode or CyberBit. We are aware of the problem, 
and plan an update that will reduce the file size impact from 
Arial Unicode to 50-60 kb - still more than in FOP but hopefully 
already within reasonable limits. I will contact you privately 
as soon as we get it ready (within few days).

Best regards,
Nikolai Grigoriev

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