[Dev-luatex] A few newbie questions

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Jan 28 21:18:01 CET 2009


On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 08:27:07PM +0100, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
> > To be honest, I have no idea how many of those things can be done
> > by freetype2, but I highly doubt its OTF support will be sufficient.
> 
>   As a matter of fact, while FreeType 1 came with a few utilities
> demonstrating basic OpenType capabilities, FreeType 2 dropped them
> entirely, and it seems, from browsing the documentation, that there
> there is not even an OpenType-specific API in the latter (whereas there
> is one for BDF, PCF, PFR fonts ...)  I've always wondered about this
> fact, but couldn't find any reason for it.
> 
>   If Werner Lemberg reads the list, maybe he can enlighten us.

AFAIK, they felt that OpenType layout should be handled by a higher
level layer, that happen to be HarfBuzz (which is based on FreeType1 OT
code).

http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz

Regards,

-- 
 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localizer and member of Arabeyes.org team
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