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Re: Status of multicolor fonts?

From: mituharu
Subject: Re: Status of multicolor fonts?
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 17:13:24 +0900
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>> 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.

I've added some NEWS entries, and re-enabled multicolor fonts
for the mac-ct font backend driver.

> 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.
> TIA.

I don't know if I'll be of any help, but could you explain the details?
Is it OK to merge master to the harfbuzz branch as the first step
so as to resolve some conflicts caused by my recent commits?

                                        YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu

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