Modern font features, hacky patch

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Fri Jul 20 18:08:20 PDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 03:27:39PM +0100, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-03-30 at 16:13 +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > If there is interest in this, I can try implementing optional HarfBuzz
> > support next to ICU so we can experiment more with this (though I'm not
> > the best person to do this, but I can try).
> Can't hurt to give it a go anyway. Even epic failure can point the next
> person in the right way to go. Yeah lacking Indic shaping would be a
> problem for right now.

Indic scripts are supported now (git master, not released yet), and
given HarfBuzz track record, it should even be better than ICU layout
engine which is essentially put on ventilator (pun intended), so now is
a good time to experiment, but I didn't manage to try doing it yet.


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