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Although the Sun type renderer (TypeScaler) is pretty fast, it's not as fast as loading a bitmap. You can pre-generate bitmap fonts for sizes that you use a lot, and you can also alter and access the font cache parameters. If you have a lot of memory you might want to increase the font cache size.
$ psh -i Welcome to X11/NeWS Version3 <--- psh will say this at you currentfontmem = % type this line ... 300 % ... my server was using 300 Kbytes 1024 setfontmem % Just to check: currentfontmem = 1024
See pp. 328ff of the NeWS 3.0 Programmer's Guide. You need to say psh -i so that the PostScript packages are loaded - see the psh man page.
You could also add the following line to your $HOME/.openwin-init file to perform this task every time you start OpenWindows:
echo 1024 setfontmem | psh -i > /dev/null 1>&2