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Re: [Groff] devpdf U-fonts and Russian

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] devpdf U-fonts and Russian
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:17:25 +0200 (CEST)

> I understand the motivation for PDF was speeding rendering, e.g. no
> lexing of PostScript, and remove control flow so the linear
> description of the page dominated render time, and not hard to
> predict, or faulty, loops.

Another important issue is security.  PS, as a programming language,
allows far too much things.

> I often run ps2pdf(1) on PDF files here, e.g. from -Tpdf, as it
> often makes them use fewer bytes.

If you want small PDF files, I suggest pdfsizeopt as a postprocessor.


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