Dear Khaled,

do you think that extensive comparison of rendering of numerous
documents with and without the new layout engine makes sense?
If yes, I can run my tests in such a way to see if there are any

My test documents use latin script except for a few ones in Chinese. So,
if you happen to have sume documents in Arabic I can add them to my test


On 2016-10-17 21:30, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Khaled
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