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  • HarfBuzz 1.8 Released With Unicode 11 Support

    Phoronix: HarfBuzz 1.8 Released With Unicode 11 Support

    HarfBuzz 1.8 was released on Tuesday, the same day as the Unicode 11 release. HarfBuzz is the text shaping library born out of the FreeType project that is now widely used across many applications from Firefox to Inkscape and Java...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...1.8-Unicode-11

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    HarfBuzz was born out of Qt, btw.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sho_ View Post
      HarfBuzz was born out of Qt, btw.
      Really? I thought it was made by some Google guy who was really passionate about rendering Persian in the Netscape properly. Where's Qt in the story?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by msotirov View Post
        Really? I thought it was made by some Google guy who was really passionate about rendering Persian in the Netscape properly. Where's Qt in the story?
        "The original HarfBuzz code evolved from FreeType, with some borrowing from the Pango and Qt font-rendering systems."

        So it is true... partially.

        "Eventually, the code for the three implementations was merged under an MIT license, producing what is known as Old HarfBuzz."

        https://lwn.net/Articles/741722/

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        • #5
          Gingers are now represented in Unicode

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