[HarfBuzz] handling of variation selectors

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Wed Jul 3 09:46:01 PDT 2013

On 13-07-03 10:16 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> Should we remove the glyph if space is not available?
> I suppose we could - or maybe we could just unconditionally remove instead of
> replace it. (Though that would be marginally less efficient in many cases, I
> expect. OTOH, it would make subsequent operations such as painting the text do
> less work.)

Keeping them theoretically enables recovering the original character from
carefully generated PDF files, so lets keep them.

> No strong opinion here, though. If you want to just leave it as is, I think
> that's OK too.

Will leave it as is for now then.

> JK


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