xelatex -no-pdf blazes through a single page diagram using pstricks+fontspec
xdvipdfmx on the
.xdv output is VERY slow (about 20 seconds delay).
xdvipdfmx -E -vv efa.xdv makes me think most of the work is related to processing fonts in some way. How can I speed this up?
Obviously when I run
xelatex so that it does the
xdvipdfmx in a single command, it's equally slow; I just separated the commands to see more logs.
This finds and uses a font file named
arabic.ttf. My only complaint is that it's slow. I haven't taken any steps to properly install the font. Is there some kind of indexing or other precomputation that would help? Is there a possible permission problem if I'm not the owner of the texlive installation?
When I use regular latex->dvips, it's really fast - 1 sec instead of 30 sec - (but I don't use fontspec; it just finds an appropriate font for me with