Re: Pango vs Harfbuzz

On 09/08/2012 12:46 AM, Mohit Sindhwani wrote:
> Hi All,
> This is my first post to this list as I get started at looking at font and
> language support for one of our applications.  Our application runs on an
> embedded target and I want to make its language support independent of the
> operating system.
> So, it seemed that implementing a stack based on Pango, Cairo, freetype and
> font config might be a good option since we could bundle the necessary fonts,
> etc. with our application and it could handle the necessary stuff within the
> application.  We already use UTF-8 within the database for all the dynamic
> text/ searchable entities, so we thought we should be fine.
> However, as I started exploring, I read: and got
> rather confused about Harfbuzz - should we use Pango or should we use Harfbuzz
> or should we use both?  Our target is a GL-ES 2.0 device (iOS, Android,
> Windows CE, etc.) and we are unsure if we should use GL directly or should we
> use Cairo (probably a question for a different mailing list).

If you can use Pango, use Pango.  HarfBuzz is only one piece in building a
full text rendering system.

As for the GL side, using cairo-gl may be fine.


> It may be that I am not providing the correct information that you need (since
> it's my first time here).
> Best Regards,
> Mohit.
> 8/9/2012 | 12:43 PM.
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