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Re: *-doc package should not gzip PDF file

Preben Randhol <randhol@pvv.org> wrote:

> If a pdf file is huge because of
> lack of internal compression then isn't it better to use a tool that
> compresses internally than to fix the symptoms?

The internal compression allowed in a PDF file is dictated by the PDF
specification.  This open standard is owned by Adobe.  Even if this was
a free standard, or you buy Adobe, you couldn't just have some
discussion and then change it.  It would also require to enhance the
existing tools (most notably Acrobat and Adobe Reader).

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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