[rant] keeping policy in HAL

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Mon Dec 1 01:22:30 PST 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 09:49:29AM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> IIRC even SUN was told in no incertain terms
> it could forget its own next-gen font system because everyone that
> mattered had adopted fontconfig

I may be completely wrong on this one, but ISTR one of the problems with
STSF (aside from near-universal[0] adoption of client-side fonts) was
that there was pretty much no difference between the size of the actual
font, and the size of the metric information you needed to transfer from
server to client, anyway.


[0]: Emacs in 'utter luddites' shock.
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