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Re: compressed streams

From: David Turner
Subject: Re: compressed streams
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:30:52 +0200

Le ven. 18 sept. 2020 à 14:18, Alexei Podtelezhnikov <> a écrit :

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 7:18 AM David Turner <> wrote:
Le jeu. 17 sept. 2020 à 14:01, Werner LEMBERG <> a écrit :
> These are some horrible numbers that essentially test FT_Load_Glyph
> from compressed unifont.pcf.gz in reverse order: [...]

We do, there is no "rewinding the compressed stream", we have to restart from the first byte of the file everytime we need to go back in the file.
So in theory, something like that could be added. It's just seems a lot of complexity for little practical benefits imho.

Is this also true for pcf.Z and pcf.bz2? I would like to warn about this in the docs.

Yes, absolutely! Historically, these font files are legacy from X11 and no-one sane should be using these (there are TrueType equivalents for all of these as far as understand).

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