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Re: gEDA-user: PCB: simple FreeType fonts implementation -- update?

Colin D Bennett wrote:

> Can we just store it as BASE64-encoded or something blob for now?
> Yeah, it might take 200 KB+ to store a font, but that's a drop in the
> bucket compared to disk storage capacity these days.

It would be a pain to any workflow that involves edits of the layout 
file by anything other than PCB. Think
* manual search&replace with a text editor 
* scripted manipulation of components with awk and sed
* scripted generation of layouts

I'd rather prefer to have the current font information removed from the 
layout file than add to it in non-obvious ways. 

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