Questions about the font shaping tender

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Fri Feb 5 22:34:11 CET 2016

On 02.02.2016 11:58, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> Personally I’d do a mixture of the two, a 7th (8th? I think we have 6 or
> 7 SalLayout implementations already) SalLayout that uses HarfBuzz
> (reusing the existing HarfBuzz integration code as much as possible)
> then gradually switch existing platforms to it as it matures, so it is
> an overall win not just for the sake of fixing tests.

that definitely sounds like a reasonable approach--i feel we currently
have more platform specific font rendering back-ends than we can handle.

if harfbuzz is good enough for Firefox and Chromium on all platforms
surely it can be good enough for us.

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