Modern font features, hacky patch

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at
Sat Jul 21 11:08:44 PDT 2012

On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 03:08:20AM +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
>> 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.
> Here is a very crude, WIP patch. It adds --enable-harfbuzz configure
> option, plus some (very broken) harfbuzz layout code, but I can't get
> the ENABLE_HARFBUZZ to propagate in and thus can't do any testing
> because the code is never compiled. I appreciate any insights on how to
> get this to work.

oh... if you want it as a define too accessible for sources (and not
just makefile level define)
you need
 in arount where you set ENABLE_HARFUZZ="YESS"


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