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Re: HarfBuzz on MacOS

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: HarfBuzz on MacOS
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:39:48 +0100

>>>>> On Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:56:22 +0000, Pankaj Jangid <address@hidden> said:

>>>>> Robert Pluim <address@hidden> writes:
    Pankaj> I have two questions now.
    Pankaj> 1. Does HarfBuzz make any difference on MacOS?
    Pankaj> 2. Why HarfBuzz is not selected by the configure script?
    >> HarfBuzz is currently only checked for when building on Windows or for
    >> X11. On macOS the build defaults to the NS backend, not X11. Even if
    >> configure detected HarfBuzz, I donʼt think the code is in place to
    >> actually use it on mac.

    Pankaj> Thanks Robert.

    Pankaj> Another question: will this make any difference on MacOS when it is
    Pankaj> supported?

I donʼt know. Coretext works well enough for me, but perhaps it has
deficiencies that aren't obvious to me. Certainly it would be nice to
only have to worry about one shaping library.


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