HarfBuzz 1.0 Implements Microsoft's Universal Shaping Engine
Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 26 July 2015 at 09:00 PM EDT. Add A Comment
HarfBuzz, the FreeDesktop.org font/text shaping library that's used by Pango, Qt, Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice, and others, has reached version 1.0.

The HarfBuzz 1.0 milestone marks the point that it supports the Universal Shaping Engine, a project out of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group as a new effort for converting Unicode texts to glyphs. Information on the Universal Shaping Engine is available via this blog post and here.

Supporting the Universal Shaping Engine is the main change of HarfBuzz 1.0 as outlined by this Git commit.
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