[HarfBuzz] Complex text layout for WebKit

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Thu Nov 5 08:54:53 PST 2009

Hi Ayman,

Well, I know there are people in Google who have ported Webkit to use 
HarfBuzz.  They are on this list even.  I let them answer since I have no clue 
about what Android does.


On 10/03/2009 03:44 AM, Ayman Alsanad wrote:
> Hello Behdad,
> Hope you are doing well, I found your article about text rendering
> excellent .. although I think it's a little bit complicated ..
> especially for non expert in the field.
> Have you thought to work on arabizing android? or more specifically
> Webkit .. I've taken a glimpse over the source code from android .. and
> I'm surprised why its not supported yet .. it has everything needed (at
> least that's what I think) .. when you look at the source code you'll
> find a detailed Bidi classes (check out Webkit Source code from Android
> rep.) ...
> Would really appreciate hearing from you.
> Regards,
> Ayman.

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