Re: test suite for pango

On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 14:07 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 12:37 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 04:30 -0400, Uma Shankar Ladha wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Are there any other test suite available for pango other than the test
> > > suite which ships with pango code?
> > 
> > No, not that I know of.  I have wanted to add such a thing for some
> > time, but it's hard to do without having small fonts for multiple
> > languages to ship with the test suite.
> > 
> > Another idea in absence of any portable fonts is to compare outputs from
> > different backends as a poor man's test suite.  I went into that
> > direction for a while, trying to get the output of pango-view with
> > different backends match, but it's not there yet.
> I have some code around that I started to do regression testing
> on the Indic shapers, using the FT2 backend (or did I port it to
> cairo?)
> You write an XML file that specifies:
>  - The font (with an URL) to test with
>  - a set of test strings
> and then it compares the output with a reference file. It turns
> off hinting to reduce the dependence on the font engine.
> It certainly won't work cross-backend, and I can't imagine that
> anything would.

I mostly meant Xft, FT2, and Cairo.  I don't see why that would be a

>  I'll see if I can dig up the code this evening and post it.


> 					- Owen


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