[HarfBuzz] Fwd: Re: Support for Khojki in HarfBuzz

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 19 02:31:32 PDT 2013

On 19/3/13 07:51, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> Resending to HarfBuzz list, in case someone wants to give this a try.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Support for Khojki in HarfBuzz
> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:16:31 -0700
> From: Anshuman Pandey <pandey at umich.edu>
> To: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org>
> Hi Behdad,
> Attached is a basic OT font for Khojki. I'm not a font developer, so I
> did my best to produce a valid OT font using FontForge. I used both
> 'rlig' and 'akhn' in the font. I've also attached a plain text file
> containing Khojki text and a PDF of that text file showing the
> expected output. I hope this will give you enough to start
> implementing Khojki in Harfbuzz.

If no reordering is needed (you mentioned that the short-i matra does 
not reorder; is there a reph?), then I think it would be best to target 
the generic shaper, and to use 'rlig' (and not 'akhn', which won't be 
applied by default) for all the ligated forms you need.


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