Would you use a programming language with missing features?

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Tue Feb 2 15:26:43 UTC 2010

Le Mar 2 février 2010 15:16, Muayyad AlSadi a écrit :

> Python TkInter and tcl/tk is an example of big sad show case for linux
> because in windows TkInter or tcl/tk supports Arabic perfectly
> that's because the developers of freetype in Linux dropped opentype
> support and moved that to the unfinished harfbazz

harfbuzz is just one component needed to render complex scripts & opentype.
Toolkits should use an upper layer like pango or pango-cairo instead of using
harfbuzz directly.

And pango has been available for a long time (and is hiding the harfbuzz
changes) so toolkit authors should not hide behind harfbuzz creation. Harfbuzz
is just a re-factorization of what's been in pango & qt all along.

Nicolas Mailhot

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