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Re: landing harfbuzz branch (Re: Status of multicolor fonts?)

From: mituharu
Subject: Re: landing harfbuzz branch (Re: Status of multicolor fonts?)
Date: Sun, 5 May 2019 08:42:58 +0900
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>> Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 18:59:26 +0900
>> From: address@hidden
>> The attached patch is against the harfbuzz branch, and it adds
>> `xfthb' and `ftcrhb' backends that use HarfBuzz for shaping.  I
>> also tried adding the `mac-cthb' backend, but it is not included
>> in the patch.
> Thanks!  Please push to the harfbuzz branch, I'd like people to try
> this and report feedback.


>> With the `ftcrhb' font backend, one can now display regional flag
>> emojis:
> What would we need to be able to display those emojis in the xfthb
> backend?

Xft does not support multicolor fonts, but text shaping itself
will work for the xfthb font backend and monochrome fonts that
support emoji flag sequences.  At least, "Noto Emoji" (not "Noto
Color Emoji") seems to work.

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu

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