[HarfBuzz] Detecting ICU/FreeType without pkg-config?

Steven R. Loomis srl at icu-project.org
Thu Nov 19 08:31:05 PST 2009

There's a bug http://bugs.icu-project.org/trac/ticket/6981  to have ICU 
provide pkg-config. If someone would like to write a patch and 
contribute it that would be most welcome, I'm sure.


Jjgod Jiang wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently harfbuzz-ng use pkg-config to detect whether the ICU and
> FreeType libraries are present. However, the official ICU code obtained
> from icu-project.org does not have a icu.pc file shipped (and will not
> generate one after compilation, if I am correct). I did notice that
> "./configure --help" of harfbuzz-ng mentioned ICU_FLAGS adn ICU_LIBS
> environment variables, but setting them didn't work for me either,
> configure still reported no ICU lib found.
> Is there any way to make harfbuzz-ng detect ICU/FreeType without using
> pkg-config files? Thanks.
> - Jiang
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Steven R. Loomis  srl at icu-project.org
Technical Lead, ICU for C/C++   <http://icu-project.org>
IBM San José Globalization Center of Competency

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