[tex-live] XeLaTeX Not enough memory (part 2)

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon May 24 05:16:27 CEST 2010

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 09:20:21PM -0400, Diederick C. Niehorster wrote:
> On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 8:37 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> >
> > Perhaps you should consider making your font catalogue using LuaTeX.  (At
> > least, I think Taco has eradicated most of these hard limits by now?)
> >
> Just a note on that: Currently luatex is not particularly memory
> efficient with fonts, i takes one or several hundreds of MBs for a few
> opentype fonts, depending on the number of glyphs in them and such (I
> think)...

AFAICT, most luatex memory issues with fonts is related to kerning
tables, loading a handful of fonts with huge kerning tables can eat
gigabytes of memory.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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