Reading through pi.tex, I discovered the trick of using \fontdimen as an array of dimensions (which is equivalent to storing integers between ±(2^31-1)sp). Namely, \font\x=cmr10 at 1sp % or whatever ...
I'm coming into a situation where users have uploaded thousands of documents (all non-published). There are only basic elments stored currently, including Title, Author, Year. Some fields contain ...