Modern font features, hacky patch

Caolán McNamara caolanm at
Fri Mar 30 07:27:39 PDT 2012

On Fri, 2012-03-30 at 16:13 +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> But regardless of the layout engine we use, this only affects
> non-Windows non-Mac platforms, while on Windows we use Uniscribe and on
> Mac we use, the now deprecated, ATSUI, which is IMHO another limitation
> that we should get rid of

I can't really speak for the other platforms unfortunately. They need
platform-specific love.

> 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.


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