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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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awarded  Good Answer
Mar
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comment Do the online LaTeX compilers use a TeX daemon to speed up their compilation?
@Jubobs: :) Incidentally I use VIM, for what it's worth. My code is bad enough — with an IDE it'd be a debacle. ;)
Mar
8
comment Do the online LaTeX compilers use a TeX daemon to speed up their compilation?
@Jucobs: Linux. The purpose of the question is (albeit not directly stated) relative to high performance compilations, where for example there may be several hundred to thousands of concurrent jobs every second. One would expect a LaTeX service provider to use elastic delivery such as Amazon EC2 or Linode. Memory is also a concern - every XeLaTeX instance can consume >100mb of memory, so keeping one instance with multiple compiles in memory would be very, very handy.
Mar
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asked Do the online LaTeX compilers use a TeX daemon to speed up their compilation?
Mar
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Mar
3
comment Avoid widowed signature lines
Many thanks David. I didn't mean for you to have to fix my signature code too, but it is much appreciated. If I may ask, why might one prefer \widowpenalty to e.g. \nopagebreak?
Mar
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asked Avoid widowed signature lines
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
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comment Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu
Thanks egreg (and @Martin Schröder).
Nov
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accepted Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu
Nov
7
comment Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu
Thanks Alexander. Unfortunately this answer does not resolve the sine qua non element of the question: "[get] XeLaTeX to use a standard times font (i.e. one that would not be embedded)"
Nov
7
comment Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu
@Herbert - I wanted to use the builtin fonts just to decrease the size of the PDF.
Nov
7
comment Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu
@egreg: I think you're right, based on what I'd been reading too. I'd mark that correct if you posted it as an answer. :)
Nov
7
comment Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu
Thanks @egreg, but alas I can confirm that both Tex Gyre Termes and even a Times truetype font are embedded in the PDF, according to popper-utils' pdffonts (and same is evident from the file size).
Nov
7
comment Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu
Thanks @egreg - I do not have a Times font installed as an OTF or TTF. I would be grateful for suggestions about where one might find it. I did try Libertine Serif (as it is described in the package as having the same font metrics as Times), but it was also embedded.
Nov
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revised Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu
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asked Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu