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Re: Is font fallback slow over X11/ssh?

From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: Is font fallback slow over X11/ssh?
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:32:23 +0300
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Stefan Monnier <> wrote:
>>> Have you tried to *disable* the `x` fontBackend instead?
>> Yes, in fact due to bug#25216 this is my normal setup.
>> Why _it_ could help, I wonder now?
> The idea was that it would avoid paying the cost of the `x` backend.

So, it turns out than in practice this cost is much lower than costs of other 
backends.  And itʼs not unexpected in the light of hypothesis above: typically, 
there are just much less fonts available via ‘x’ than via ‘xft’ / ‘ftcrhb’.

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