[luatex] Why obsolete the fontforge name space?

Yue Wang yuleopen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 14:18:18 CEST 2009

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Taco Hoekwater<taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Yue Wang wrote:
>> True for ConTeXt. but a great pain for Chinese TeX Society to develop
>> a TeX/LaTeX support package --- We should wait before the computer,
>> with a cup of tea, watching the screen closely for minutes to see the
>> actual coding result. And each compilation takes the package user a
>> long time.
> After on by your work drew so much of my attention to the font loading
> parts of luatex, I decided to do some profiling of my own as I had a
> lost half hour before dinner anyway. Not with gprof but with callgrind
> this time, and that was a big help!
> You probably (certainly!) want to check out the commit I just did
> (#2537), as it speeds up TrueType font loading for (especially) large
> fonts, and without *any* need for user-side configuration options.
> There is a small price to pay for the (sometimes massive) speedup,
> but it is really, really minor and I trust people can easily live
> with the following two restrictions:
> * The truetype boundingbox data in the font is assumed to be accurate
> * No check is made for the uniqueness of the names of the glyphs
> I have not looked at OTF loading yet, maybe tomorrow.

Still waiting ....

> Best wishes,
> Taco

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