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

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Oct 3 13:18:33 CEST 2006

On Oct 2, 2006, at 4:13 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> Yes, I'd expect it to be faster, though as I don't have anything
> remotely close to that many fonts, I don't know how much difference
> to expect.

Why does it have such a negative effect on performance? Does the  
system have to walk through the entire list more than once or something?

> Note, however, that when you select fonts by filename, you get just
> the font you asked for; as far as xetex is concerned, it's an
> "orphan" with no accompanying family members. So you don't get
> automatic selection of optical sizes, and fontspec will be unable to
> set up the bold and italic members of the family for you.


Hopefully loading all the fonts w/ optical sizes won't get up past  
the threshold.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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