Draining the font swamp

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Mon May 21 21:57:44 UTC 2007

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 03:09:12PM -0400, Phillip Susi wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
> >Measurements have shown that over pretty much any sort of common 
> >network, latency is more of a problem than bandwidth. Server-side fonts 
> >require multiple round-trips between the server and the client for 
> >rendering, whereas client-side fonts only require the initial display. 
> >Performance-wise, we have the XRender extension for precisely this sort 
> >of situation.
> How does server side fonts require more round trips?  It should amount 
> to a single message that specifies what font to use, what text to 
> render, and where.  

But it doesn't. I don't think that we can gain significant value from 
this thread until you've familiarised yourself with the X spec.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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