[vlc-devel] [RFC PATCH] freetype: using Pango for text layout

Salah-Eddin Shaban salshaaban at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 01:00:38 CET 2015

>> One last thing. As far as I know, Qt's QTextLayout performs the same
>> operations that Pango does. Do you think we could use it here? It
>> should be simpler than using HarfBuzz directly. Does Qt have any
>> issues on certain platforms?
> This is basically the same issue.
> Qt will probably never fly on our version of VLC for Android, iOS or
> OSX.

Okay, it will work on Linux and Windows. So I'll resort to that if I
get nowhere with HarfBuzz. Linux and Windows are good enough for me
The problem is that I can not work on anything as much as I want to.
You see I live in Aleppo, and if you've been following Middle East
news, Aleppo has been a war zone for more than 2 years now. We get
electricity a couple of hours a day only, and Internet outages are so
common. Heck I cannot always check my email regularly.
So that's why I keep considering simple routes. With not-so-simple
ones (like HarfBuzz) I may never get anywhere.
But nevertheless I'm excited to try :) so HarfBuzz it is.

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