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Re: pixel fonts

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 1996 20:04:54 GMT
Message-Id: <199608092004.UAA13056@wiley.EBT.COM>
To: lee@sq.com
CC: evb@knoware.nl, Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr, www-font@w3.org, paul@sgi.com, hoefler@typography.com
>Of course, you'd also need a font server proxy... and its cache would
>be an issue for micropayments.

As would the clients local cache. I remember reading in the Plan 9
documentation that 8 1/2 generally had a cache of < 2,500 glyph
images in it, so glyph server technology could be very useful
(ie. clients would soon build up a good working set). 

Another advantage to glyph servers (and idea I proposed more than a
year ago now) is that you could build up "virtual" fonts to handle
cases that occur often in scholarly texts (for example, the Buddhist
texts that are being put into SGML right now use a lot of uncommon
characters). 
Received on Friday, 9 August 1996 16:07:37 UTC

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