Re: Optimizing Pango OpenType engine

> If you are going to be doing extensive work, you might want to think
> about doing it in the context of an independent module in freetype
> CVS rather than in Pango.

Yes, the lowest level can be a FreeType module.

> >   - Maybe: Map some structures directly on the mapped font file
> > instead of reading them.
> This would be pretty much a rewrite... it certainly is a more memory
> efficient way of doing things. I don't have a good sense about the
> relative performance benefits.

I think it would be the optimal solution, since the OpenType
specification has been taylored to match the needs of such an
implementation -- remember the problems with the MarkAttachClassDef
table which has been added without increasing the version number.


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