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Re: HarfBuzz is available on MS-Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: HarfBuzz is available on MS-Windows
Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 17:59:28 +0300

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 16:25:32 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Thanks in advance for helping to test the branch.
> What advantages does this backend provide over the previous one?

Its shaping engine has fewer bugs and is actively developed to keep it
up to date with recent developments in fonts and support for complex

In the future, I hope we will be able to enable advanced features like
ligatures and color emoji, but this is not yet in the code base.

> What can I do to test that harfbuzz is working as expected on areas
> where the difference should be observable?

It depends on what scripts you use routinely.  If you are using Latin
scripts and little else, just verifying that you see no strange
display artifacts, and that HELLO displays correctly, is enough for


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