[HarfBuzz] How to get hb_face_t and hb_font_t without Freetype?
eliz at gnu.org
Sun May 12 04:15:45 UTC 2019
> Cc: behdad at behdad.org, harfbuzz at lists.freedesktop.org
> From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 22:15:46 +0100
> > Would wrapping in a blob the buffer returned by GetFontData be enough?
> If you use GetFontData to get the complete font as a single buffer (i.e.
> pass zero for the dwTable parameter), yes.
> Alternatively, you could use hb_face_create_for_tables, with a
> reference_table_func that uses GetFontData to read individual tables
> when harfbuzz asks for them.
OK, thanks. I think this is a large chunk of the solution to my
Assuming that I want to use GetFontData, what factors and aspects
should I consider when deciding whether to create a single blob with
the entire font's data or to go for the hb_face_create_for_tables
Also, does HarfBuzz support TrueType Collection (TTC) files, and if
so, does it want the data only for the currently selected font or all
of the data?
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