> > the new file is a good bit larger than the old, with several more
> > font tables illustrative of the various encodings.
> Any reason why you use pdfTeX for this?  Doing the same with dvipdfmx,
> I get an `encguide.pdf' file with a size of 771KB, compared to your
> version which has whopping 1498KB.

i don't have dvipdfm on my home machine, where i did all the
development, and hadn't thought of switching.  i'll see if i can get
dvipdfmx built and usable at work between now and the time of the
release of latex.