Victor Mote wrote:
> If I followed this, then we would expect the current method to use a more
> memory, but less processor time, while parsing the font file at runtime
> would likely use less memory, but more processing.

I meant: If you are going to extract the font metrics from the
original font file directly, you have basically two alternatives:
- load the whole file into an array in order to get fast random
- make frequent seeks and read lots of small data packets (often
   a few bytes) in order to minimize memory load
Either possibility is prospective for western fonts, which are
generally small, and not all that much different characters are
used. The first possiblity can be ruled out for large Unicode
fonts, even if you only use a few characters. Far eastern users
will probably have problems with both solutions.


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