[Xorg] [Bug 307] New: Changes to freetype module break optimization heuristics on CJK fonts.

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Mon Mar 15 10:55:41 PST 2004


           Summary: Changes to freetype module break optimization heuristics
                    on CJK fonts.
           Product: xorg
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://freedesktop.org/pipermail/release-wranglers/2004-
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: server
        AssignedTo: xorg at freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: eich at pdx.freedesktop.org

The above URL points to an email thread discussing this issue.
Keith Packard suggested to pull a single glyph from the font to find out if it
gives back a bitmap or outline and base the decision wether to use the 'very
lazy' method based on this (under the assumption that if there is a bitmap for
one glyph there are bitmaps for all.

I would like to propose the following procedure:
- Implement the proposal from above and test it. 
If the results are bad:
   - Turn to the freetype people to add a way to obtain the required information
     thru the standard API.
   - For the short term reenable the old code for those who compile the .a 
     module using the builtin lib. Clearly mark this as a hack that will have

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