[cairo] font thrashing

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at yahoo.com
Mon May 3 12:30:31 PDT 2004

A Cairo font cache would also allow Cairo to track cached gylph bitmaps in the
server. Take Glitz for example. The font bitmaps could be individually stored in
shared display lists. Now when a Glitz app wants to draw a glyph the Cairo
implementation can convert this to a call to execute the common display list
entry for the glyph.

When a new font is open Cairo might even want to build a texture with a hundred
common glyphs for the point size and send it to the server. Then make shared
display lists that access the glyphs from the common texture.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at yahoo.com

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