[XeTeX] performance on Windows (and other?) machines

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Oct 2 17:03:56 CEST 2006

On Sep 12, 2006, at 7:12 AM, William Adams wrote:

> I wonder if maybe my performance issues are caused by having filled
> the font cache with the entire Adobe Font Folio set.... when next I
> upgrade I'll check and see if only loading needed fonts improves  
> things.

And I was right to wonder.

Not loading any fonts at all, and instead loading them on demand  
using the new select-font-by-filename interface results in  
dramatically faster typesetting.

Might be interesting to do some testing (or code analysis?) to  
determine at what threshold of number of fonts pre-loaded this  
becomes an issue?


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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