[HarfBuzz] A question about "simple" substitution / fallback

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Dec 17 08:48:03 PST 2013

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 06:28:41PM +0200, Ariel Malka wrote:
> Finally, I'm wondering what's the purpose of the "shapers" construct, as
> used here: http://goo.gl/jWPzUl
> I'm not using it so far, as it does not seem to affect shaping.

It lets you force a specific shaper or list of shaper, so far what they
are doing is simply preventing HarfBuzz from using graphite2 shaper (or
any other shaper) even if it were built with it, which IMO makes no
sense (I guess it is a left over from their attempt to use the fallback
shaper for so called simple scripts, which is also wrong).


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