[Netsurf-develop] Add a 'Rescan fonts' button, or make the cache lockable/limited
stuart at cybervillage.co.uk
Fri Mar 4 20:02:12 GMT 2005
In message <499875464d.zen44412 at zen.co.uk>
Simon Smith <simon_smith at zen.co.uk> wrote:
> While I don't have any problems with my own current modest set of fonts -
> about 20 families,
20 families and so how many fonts in total?
bold, italics, bold-italics, standard? So that's at least 80 fonts.
> it seems plain that having Netsurf scan and rescan at
> each startup is not ideal. First time for me, it took about 10-20 seconds
> to do its scanning. Now that Netsurf has its cache file in place it only
> takes about 3 seconds, but that's still noticeably slower than it was
RISC OS has always had 'trouble' handling lots of fonts since Impression
and the like were introduced.
Which is why Easy Font Pro and others such apps were invented.
I only have about 20 fonts out of about 300 permanently active for general
If I need to use more I use Easy Font Pro to easily activate them.
My SA RiscPC only takes 3 secs to load Netsurf. The red hourglass is only
active for about 1 sec.
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