[HarfBuzz] (noob?) Building HB

Shriramana Sharma samjnaa at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 05:52:05 PDT 2011

2011/8/2 suzuki toshiya <mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp>:
> Could you check whether pkg-config
> is installed?

Wow that did the trick! (Is there some Wikipage that lists all these
packages that are prerequisites for compilation and it is only me that
have not found it despite searching for "building harfbuzz"?)

So now it got configured and I did make and it compiled, but what do I
do to test rendering? Pravin said to do ./hb-view but there is no such

The main and test binaries in the src directory take a TTF file as
input which I gave but it only outputs some sort of debugging data.

I want to have a window in which to input text and see how HB renders
it -- how do I do that? Should I then recompile gedit or something
against HB? (Ouch if yes.)

Shriramana Sharma

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