[HarfBuzz] Unified Text Layout Engine?

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Sat Feb 3 12:53:06 PST 2007

On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 14:38 -0500, Eric Mader wrote:
> The ICU LayoutEngine has a few other tricks in it that HarfBuzz might 
> want. For example, it uses a "canned" 'GSUB' table to do presentation 
> form based shaping of Arabic text if there's no 'GSUB' table in the
> font.

Yes, the canned tables are very interesting and I have them in mind in
my HarfBuzz rewrite.

When we work out the details, generating the tables and making HarfBuzz
use them is easy.  I just want to avoid the cmap lookup around the
canned tables somehow...


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