HarfBuzz is a text shaping engine. It primarily supports OpenType, but also Apple Advanced Typography. HarfBuzz is used in Android, Chrome, ChromeOS, Firefox, GNOME, GTK+, KDE, LibreOffice, OpenJDK, PlayStation, Qt, XeTeX, and other places.
2.7.114 Aug 2020 06:25
ot-funcs now handles variable empty glyphs better when hvar/vvar isn't present.
Reverted a GDEF processing regression.
A couple of to handle OOM better.
2.7.026 Jul 2020 03:25
Use an implementation for round that always rounds up, some minor fluctuations
Are expected on var font specially when hb-ot callback is used.
an AAT's kerx on broken rendering of Devanagari Sangam MN.
Remove AAT's lcar table support from _get_ligature_carets API, not even much
Use on macOS installed fonts (only two files). GDEF support is the recommended
One and expected to work properly after two releases ago.
Minor memory to handle OOM better specially in hb-ft.
Minor.so files versioning scheme change and remove stable/unstable scheme
Differences, was never used in practice (always default to stable scheme).
We are now suggesting careful packaging of the library using meson,https://github.com/harfbuzz/harfbuzz/wiki/Notes-on-migration-to-meson
For more information.
Distribution package URL is changed, either use GitHub generated tarballs,https://github.com/harfbuzz/harfbuzz/archive/ pkgver.tar.gz
or, even more preferably use commit hash of the release and git checkouts like,git+https://github.com/harfbuzz/harfbuzz#commit= commit.
2.6.823 Jun 2020 03:15
New API to fetch glyph alternates from GSUB table.
hb-coretext build for macOS 10.10.
Meson build, cmake port removal is postponed but please prepare for
it and give us feedback.
Autotools is still our main build system however please consider
experimenting with meson also for packaging the library.
2.6.704 Jun 2020 03:15
Update to Unicode 13.0.0.
Hb_ot_layout_get_ligature_carets for fonts without lcar table, it was
Completely broken for all the other fonts since 2.1.2.
As a part of our migration to meson, this release will be the last one
to provide cmake port files but autotools still is our main build system.
There is a possibility that the next version or the after be released
2.6.518 Apr 2020 03:15
Add experimental meson build system. Autotools is still the primary
and supported build system.
AAT is now always preferred for horizontal scripts when both AAT and OT
layout tables exist at the same time.
2.6.202 Oct 2019 05:59
2.2.602 Oct 2019 02:05