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 differences.
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 set. best Milos 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 > _______________________________________________ > LibreOffice mailing list > LibreOffice@lists.freedesktop.org > https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/libreoffice -- Milos Sramek, msrame...@gmail.com
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