Re: Streamlining fontconfig scanning

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It's unfortunate that so many font files out there are just a mess internally.

The speed increase is obviously a good thing. Not sure if it's worth giving up the accuracy, but I guess the only way to know for sure is try it and see how many bugs are actually filed over it.

I don't know how difficult it would be or if it's even worth doing but it seems the best approach would be to trust the font for the initial scan but flag it as unchecked then go back and do the full check in the background with a low priority. That way it doesn't affect application startup, which seems to be the main issue some are having, and you eventually end up with an accurate cache 

BTW, thank you for Fontconfig.

On Aug 9, 2017 10:45 AM, "Keith Packard" <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jerry Casiano <jerrycasiano@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Nice!
> I assume FcCharset is here to stay even if it might not be as accurate as
> it was before, correct?
> I'm guessing FcBlanks just wasn't something anybody used anyway.

FcBlanks is used to check to see if a glyph without an outline is
supposed to not have an outline, so only used with the current code
which looks at the outline to check whether to include it in the

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