Use a hash table for family matching
With the way typical font configurations look, matching the lists
of families is the bottleneck for both FcFontMatch and FcFontSort.
After installing the Noto fonts on my system, an innocent match
pattern like "Cantarell 14" turns into a monster with a list of
300 family names after calling FcConfigSubstitute().
With this setup, every FcFontSort call takes 80-100 ms, which is
entirely incompatible with using FcFontSort for anything interactive.
And many font choosers render every font in itself, causing on average
one FcFontSort call per font.
On my system, it takes more than 20 seconds to open the GTK font
chooser dialog, with frequent stalls when scrolling.
This patch special-cases font families and replaces the list
walking for comparison with a hash table lookup. With this
patch, the FcFontSort time goes to ~10ms per call. Which is
still not good enough for calling it dozens of times when
scrolling, but a significant improvement.
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