[HarfBuzz] Running harfbuzz test

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 4 09:48:42 PST 2013

On 1/3/13 04:12, Arky wrote:>
 >  > Is it possible to run harfbuzz tests on gnu/Linux Ubuntu machine?
 >     Depends on which tests you are interested in running.  Can you
 >     elaborate?
 > I would like to run automated tests to check language support for
 > specific languages.
 > The use case for this is trap rendering issues before they make it to
 > the Firefox release :(
 > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=846617

It wouldn't have helped you in that instance - the Firefox bug there was 
that we broke the support for the AAT Myanmar font, but that's distinct 
from Firefox's use of harfbuzz. (We need to use Core Text, not harfbuzz, 
to render the AAT font properly.)

To detect text-shaping issues before they make it to the Firefox 
release, it would be most useful if you run Firefox Aurora[1] or even 
Nightly[2] builds, so that you're seeing the actual behavior and 
configuration that we're planning to ship in an upcoming release. If 
bugs are reported during the Nightly or Aurora phase of development, 
there's a good chance we can get them fixed -before- the version goes 
out in the release channel.


[1] http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#aurora
[2] http://nightly.mozilla.org/

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