Subject: Re: pkg/13278: submit new package x11/xservers-xtt (Should we split it?)
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Rui-Xiang Guo <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/08/2001 02:59:23
> Why not use x11/xfstt (which is just a TT font server)? Works with any
> X server.

Some difference between of them:

        Most X11 font server protocol prefer replies limited to 256kB.
        If a font is scaled with a big size the glyph bitmaps may not
        fit into 256kB. Bigger replies tend to cause the X11 server to
        return "BadAlloc Failures" for XOpenFont requests which confuses
        and kills many applications. One would have to split up the reply.
        Many popular X11 servers do not handle split up replies yet.

   - By using TTCap description, support for font transformations,
     such as slanting, adjusting glyph width, pseudo-bolding, etc.
   - It can be specified whether the glyphs be proportional or fixed
   - Support more character sets than xfstt

encoding support is more important for me. :)