Windows / font / text futures ...

Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at
Mon Mar 7 23:20:30 UTC 2016

On 8 Mar 2016, at 8:39 AM, Norbert Thiebaud <nthiebaud at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Thorsten Behrens
> <thb at> wrote:
>> I'm afraid we're in for that regardless. Norbert, Khaled, Tor IIRC & a
>> number of other hackers all came to the conclusion that the vcl font
>> API / the way Writer is doing layout is in serious need for rework,
> My conclusion was that writer trying to mess with the layout directly
> is an heresy
> vcl should be doing the layout and writer and other may want to query
> information about it (like the position of things for caret handling
> purpose etc.. but should _never_ try to 'tweak' the positoing of
> individual glyphs, even less via positioning individual character (to
> the the n-n relation with glyphes)
> I do think that the first step is to push the layouting tweaks/hacks
> out of writer and into vcl itself,
> make dxarray read-only,
> and _then_ we are free to implement/improve stuff in vcl as desired.
> Norbert
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Do you have any code pointers where writer modifies the layout?


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