[HarfBuzz] information on how to report a bug on OpenType Layout

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Mar 21 13:41:33 PDT 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 06:17:22PM +0100, Élie Roux wrote:
> On 02/01/2013 08:23, Élie Roux wrote:
> >Dear Behdad and Khaled,
> >
> >Thank you for your answers. I'm leaving now for a place without
> >the Internet for several days, but I have downloaded all I needed
> >and I'll test as you said (though my computer is a bit old and
> >compiling LibreOffice kind of frigtens me...). Can you please just
> >test in a new version of pango/gedit to see if the bug is still
> >there or if it has been corrected by harfbuzz?
> >
> >Thank you very much for you help,
> Dear Behdad and Khaled,
> I just realize now that I have never came back to this. I tried to
> compile LibreOffice (without changing anything to the source code),
> but after three days and some worries about my hard drive, I gave up
> the compilation... I will soon buy a new (quite fast) computer with
> which I'll try again.
> So I cannot test LibreOffice with Harfbuzz. Do you know if there is
> a plan for this integration and to unify Windows/Mac/Linux with it?
> If so I'm sure waiting is ok, else I'll have to compile LibreOffice
> with harfbuzz on my new computer I guess.

I attempted to port LibreOffice to using HarfBuzz directly few months
ago, but I had some issues with RTL glyph positioning and stopped there:

I’m not aware of any other work in this direction.


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