From: David Starner (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Sep 28 2002 - 17:19:25 EDT
On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 01:19:58PM -0700, Murray Sargent wrote:
> Michael Everson said:
> > I don't understand why a particular bit has to be set in
> > some table. Why can't the OS just accept what's in the font?
> The main reason is performance. If an application has to check the font
> cmap for every character in a file, it slows down reading the file.
Try, for example, opening a file for which you have no font coverage in
Mozilla on Linux. It will open every font on the system looking for the
missing characters, and it will take quite a while, accompanied by much
disk thrashing to find they aren't there.
-- David Starner - firstname.lastname@example.org Falshe fridn iz beser vi a rikhtige krig. / A bad peace is better than a good war. - Yiddish Proverb
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