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Re: WebOTF Proposal

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:32:33 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600908061632n3beb2a64wd698e3c09033bb66@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Cc: Tal Leming <tal@typesupply.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net> wrote:

> I am curious if you considered a particular
> alternative to table compression. Namely:
>
> Whole file compression is not incompatible with
> a degree of random access to a file.  bzip2
> and gzip offer support for this.


AFAIK you can only do this by doing Z_FULL_FLUSH periodically *and* storing
offsets into the compressed data in an auxiliary table. That is not very
different, or much less work, than what ZOT does.

Did you have something else in mind?

Rob
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