[HarfBuzz] Where is the code currently handling Indic scripts?

Ralph Giles giles at ghostscript.com
Fri Aug 21 09:56:49 PDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 9:25 AM, Shriramana Sharma<samjnaa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Any help I can do as a native user?

Ed's suggestion on the other thread is helpful here I think.

If you're a user of the script but not a programmer, then you can
still offer valuable help by reviewing output from various programs
and pointing out places where it is incorrect or ugly.

The goal is to have an automatic test suite which can verify harfbuzz
output without any visual inspection. That requires extracting the
(glyph, x, y) data for the test documents. Behdad will modify pango to
do this, and someone will have to write something similar for

Such programs will also produce output which we'll need help checking
visually. If you want to assist in the meantime, collect more of the
sort of comprehensive documents that have already been posted, create
a pdf (or screenshot images) using specific fonts, and post any
problems you can observe, along with the source document and the name
and specific version of the font. That will offer a head start on
where to look for bugs, and inspire the programmers to complete the
extraction and automation code. :)


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