[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/3] contrib: added HarfBuzz 0.9.2

Grigori Goronzy greg at chown.ath.cx
Mon Aug 13 01:21:28 CEST 2012

On 08/12/2012 12:13 PM, Naohiro KORIYAMA wrote:
> Thanks for reviewing.
> 2012/8/12 Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>:
>> On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 01:34:25PM +0900, Naohiro KORIYAMA wrote :
>>> To support complex scripts (e.g. Thai) in libass, HarfBuzz support is required.
>> Don't  we need ICU for harfbuzz?
> I'm not sure but I think we don't need ICU for this purpose (#7209).
> Is it better to ask someone (libass dev) that we should use ICU with HarfBuzz?

See http://code.google.com/p/libass/issues/detail?id=62#c13

You can either use CoreText/Uniscribe or HarfBuzz' native shaping, and
only native shaping requires ICU (or glib, or whatever). However, the
CoreText/Uniscribe backends are supposedly not production ready, for
testing only and might be removed at some point. At least that is what
Behdad says, the HarfBuzz developer.

Best regards

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