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Subject: Re: Multifont: testing & feedback (HD spinning)

Re: Multifont: testing & feedback (HD spinning)

From: bk <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 18:26:07 -0500

On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 14:13 -0700, Greg Haerr wrote:

> What I'm saying is that the font buffers could be shared
> between all characters of all fonts. By keeping track of the
> font number as well as the character, all displayed characters
> would be cached from the same area, subject to LRU loading.
> The entire font cache could be made larger (or smaller) as
> desired, without having to pre-allocate five times the memory
> for five fonts, as is required now.

OK, now I think I understand what you're saying. The unified cache would
still be static though, right? Instead of five 10kb (or 45kb or
whatever) buffers we'd have a single (probably larger, somewhere around
50kb?) buffer used for all fonts, with everything going through the font
cache & LRU code rather than simple static loading.

That does seem like a cleaner, probably faster way of doing things
(faster on the loading side, hopefully reasonably fast wrt individual
glyph access).

Received on 2006-02-28

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