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Re: [ft-devel] LFS support in builds/unix/ftsystem.c

From: suzuki toshiya
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] LFS support in builds/unix/ftsystem.c
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:29:02 +0900
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Dear Behdad,

Thank you for comment. Yes, the most widely used font formats
in today, TrueType derivatives, are not designed to be greater
than 4GB, it would be a reason why few people is interested in
the radical (binary-incompatible) change of FreeType to support


On 11/25/2013 08:11 PM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On 13-11-23 03:23 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>> Toshiya-san,
>> thanks for your analysis.  I wasn't aware of this situation.
>>> I'm questionable which is more forthcoming; the disappear of ILP32
>>> or the inflation of font filesize greater than 2GB.  When FreeType3
>>> is planned, of course I will propose the changeset to support LFS
>>> natively.
>> Do you think that a workaround for Unix is possible, as I've tried to
>> outline in another e-mail?
> I'd say just limit acceptable font size to 2GB and move on.

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