[cairo] Fast text rendering

Michael Urman murman at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 10:24:45 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:45, Bill Spitzak <spitzak at gmail.com> wrote:
> There really should be no excuse for such stuff to perform better than
> Cairo's glyph caching!

Maybe not for the application as shown, but it's easy to imagine an
application that renders enough different items it blows any
reasonable generic caching mechanism. Meanwhile a specific caching
mechanism for just that application can directly optimize the cases it
knows it will be using.

And of course I'm not saying that it would be any faster; merely that
it might be worth comparing. After all, if you can't get it fast
enough with a cached image surface, would you really expect to be able
to hit the desired performance with cached glyphs, no matter how
appropriate the caching algorithm?

Michael Urman

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