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

Naohiro KORIYAMA nkoriyama at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 04:44:47 CEST 2012

2012/8/13 Grigori Goronzy <greg at chown.ath.cx>:
> 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.

Thank you, Grigori.

I see.
If we use HarfBuzz' native shaping, we need unicode library.
But ICU/GLib is too big and too complex to (cross-)compile.
Please give me a time to think about it.

nkoriyama at gmail.com

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