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Re: Status of multicolor fonts?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Status of multicolor fonts?
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:34:13 +0300

> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:45:05 +0900
> From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu <address@hidden>
> > I've just disabled it.  Let's re-enable it when the above happens.
> Now the cairo build on master can display multicolor font if linked
> with cairo >= 1.16.0.
>   (set-fontset-font t #x1f600 (font-spec :family "Noto Color Emoji"))
>   (insert #x1f600)

I think this should be mentioned in the manual and in NEWS.

> Does it count as multicolor font support on free platforms?

I think it does, yes.  Thanks for working on this.

As long as I have your attention: could you please help in finishing
the development of the harfbuzz branch and landing it on master?  For
Posix platforms, there are just a few finishing touches left, I think,
the main one being make a separate font backend that uses HarfBuzz
interfaces for as many backend facilities as possible (I will tell the
details if you can offer help).  I'd appreciate help in this area.

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