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Re: Is font fallback slow over X11/ssh?

From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: Is font fallback slow over X11/ssh?
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:24:28 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <> wrote:
>>> Is font fallback slow over X11/ssh?
>> FWIW, yes, it is.  And thatʼs one of my reasons to prefer server-side font 
>> rendering for remote Emacs sessions.  I. e. something like:
>>      $ emacs --xrm='Emacs.fontBackend: x'
> Interesting.  Do you have some explanation for why you find it more useful 
> for remote sessions?

No, in the sense that @yuri.v.khan@gmail.comʼs one is more thorough than mine.

> Have you tried to *disable* the `x` fontBackend instead?

Yes, in fact due to bug#25216 this is my normal setup.

        Emacs.fontBackend: xft,ftcrhb

Why _it_ could help, I wonder now?

P. S. Hint: If youʼd like to get a prompter reply, it may be useful to actually 
address a person while addressing him.  ;-)

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