[HarfBuzz] New Indic standard?

Shriramana Sharma samjnaa at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 08:45:26 PDT 2009

On 2009-Aug-21 20:48, Ed Trager wrote:
> My personal bias, for several reasons, would be to just use Graphite.
> Would anyone recommend or object to the idea of writing such a utility
> using Graphite?

Well I don't know of any fully functioning Graphite-based font for 
Indic. So you would have to write your own font. Rather than that, you 
can do the work of writing HarfBuzz code!

The gold standard would be the judgment of native users, not some other 
rendering engine. Uniscribe is OK for the most part, but where you 
doubt, ask the friendly natives. I think there are Indians here who can 
cover most if not all of the Indic scripts. I am available for 
Devanagari (as used to write Sanskrit and Hindi) and Tamil (and Kannada 
and Telugu, if no native Kannadiga or Teluguvallu is here).

Shriramana Sharma.

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