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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Rescanning available fonts
- From: "Neil Howe" <NeilH@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 09:49:08 +0100
- Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Rescanning available fonts
> > I am about to change the font system to no longer report "FreeType"
> > fonts but rather report TrueType and Type1 fonts instead. This
> > the font dropdown list to show the user which kind of font it is
> > more importantly, allows the document save routines to save font
> > information compatible with the Windows version. It has the added
> > benefit that non-scalable fonts and virtual fonts introduced by
> > fontconfig, e.g., "Monospaced", can be eliminated from the font
> I have implemented the above and it fixes bugs 1066 and 1076 and also
> file saving. It does take a long time to enumerate fonts though
> because opening each font using Pango/FreeType is rather expensive. On
> my system (3.2GHz Pentium 4) with about 300 fonts installed, it takes
> 6 seconds.
> So, as I gathered, it is not practicable without a cache - the text
> tool calls the font enumerator each time it is selected and we cannot
> have such a long delay in that situation.
Ok, so are you looking at implementing a cache Martin? Is this a big