[HarfBuzz] Recursive ligatures - Devanagari shaping

Pravin Satpute psatpute at redhat.com
Tue Dec 14 20:52:02 PST 2010

On 12/15/2010 09:32 AM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On 12/14/10 06:06, Tom Hacohen wrote:
>> I wonder, am I doing anything wrong? is the font bad (I doubt it)? or is
>> harfbuzz currently lacking recursive shaping?
> New harfbuzz currently doesn't support Arabic.  That will be coming in a month
> or two.

Do let me know if any help i can do in adding indic support. I am quite 
interested in it.
But not getting proper start.

The things we can improve in old harfbuzz is off course is, detecting 
syllable boundaries, there are some exceptions across scrip for forming 
valid syllable.
Adding ZWNJ also added complexity to it.

And best thing we can do this time, as behdad also mentioned, though 
script share many common properties still exceptions causes problem.
Different function for each script, or for handling exceptions so will 
be very helpful.

Pravin s

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