On support for Ideographic Variation Sequences
caolanm at redhat.com
Wed Oct 10 04:50:24 PDT 2012
On Wed, 2012-10-10 at 09:42 +0900, Takeshi Abe wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am now wondering how we can approach support for ideographic variation sequences
> (IVS) in LibreOffice, which has been long requested as you can see at .
For our Linux story anyway I wonder why (these are new to me) icu
doesn't know about these already and "do the right thing" at least for
the purposes of rendering text. Maybe a dig into the icu trac on the ivs
search terms might throw up some additional info ?
> So far, having read  about Mozilla's case, I think HarfBuzz looks promising for
> the purpose. And employing the library has already been mentioned  in somewhat
> different context in this list.
Yeah. FWIW it's also quite possible that icu might itself eventually end
up sitting on top of harfbuzz.
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