[HarfBuzz] Renaming the shapers?
psatpute at redhat.com
Tue Mar 6 22:59:10 PST 2012
On मंगळवार 07 मार्च 2012 06:58 म.पू., Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> Hi all,
> Right now HarfBuzz has two complex shapers:
> 1. The one called arabic handles all cursive scripts (Arabic, Mandaic,
> Mongolian, N'ko, and Syriac),
> 2. The one called indic handles (or eventually will handle) all scripts
> requiring Indic-like, or simpler, reordering.
> Now, as more people start looking into HarfBuzz, I'm sure this can only cause
> more confusion. Ie. people going around saying it only supports Arabic and
> Indic. So I'm leaning towards renaming them, to "cursive" and "reordering"
> perhaps. For some other scripts we would still need individual shapers.
> Thai/Lao comes to mind. Hangul maybe. What else?
> Anyway, what do people think? I'd rather not to have to do this, but if it
> reduces pain in the future, I'll do the work.
Indic shaper supports some non-indic scripts as well. So yes, using
generic name looks logical.
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