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Re: WebOTF Proposal

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 09:16:44 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600908061416l7da61357hab635e7a4859518f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: Tal Leming <tal@typesupply.com>, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>wrote:

> Very nice !
>
> I have one outstanding question regarding ZOT compression: what are the
> concrete benefits of per-table compression ? I'm willing to risk a 'duh'
> answer here :) That's fine as I have no development experience with
> low-level font handling.
>

Being able to decompress just the CMAP would speed things up and reduce
memory usage if a downloaded font turns out to not support the characters in
your text. This could easily happen if content is user-generated and you
don't know what language it is.

Rob
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