Congratulations when this gets merged! It's a big chunk of work.
One question is on my mind that I was meaning to ask before: Is issue
tdf#66819 "Setting additional spacing between characters does not
prevent automatic ligature substitution." solved in this branch?
2016-10-17 21:30 GMT+02:00 Khaled Hosny <khaledho...@eglug.org>:
> I believe that feature/commonsallayout (AKA unified text layout) is now
> feature complete with no known major bugs, and should be ready to be
> merged on master. I’ll try merge it tomorrow night and hope for the
> best, unless someone objects loudly.
> Currently the new layout is off by default and can be enabled at runtime
> by setting SAL_USE_COMMON_LAYOUT env variable. After merging with
> master, I’m going to wait a week or so for any potential build issues
> then swap the default.
> There are too main issues with the new code:
> - Type 1 fonts are not supported. They can be supported with some
> effort, but Type 1 fonts have been obsolete for more than 15 years and
> I’d like to use this opportunity to drop support for them and cleanup
> some of the ugly code we have.
> - We use a bit of DirectWrite to load fonts on Windows, so Windows XP is
> not supported as well. Again it can be fixed with some effort, but I
> don’t think anyone will miss XP. Ideally we should do a full switch to
> DirectWrite and modernise our Windows font rendering, but that is
> another story.
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