Re: Streamlining fontconfig scanning

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On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 7:38 AM, Keith Packard <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Hi everyone,
> I have a proposed patchset speeding up fontconfig scanning by 10x, simply
> by not loading glyphs at all, and trusting fonts having correct cmap:

I added glyph scanning because there were a few fonts with incorrect
cmaps. Essentially what I found was that vendors were sub-settings fonts
by stripping out the shapes while leaving the cmap intact.

I understand why it was added, but hoping that many many years later, we can actually remove it and call font bugs what they are: bugs.

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