LibreOffice 5.3 comes with a new cross-platform text layout engine

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LibreOffice 5.3 comes with a new cross-platform text layout engine

Postby Erwin Denissen » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:01 pm

The new cross-platform text layout engine uses HarfBuzz for consistent text layout on all platforms, so OpenType layout features are now supported on all platforms, and default OpenType features are enabled for all languages.

Note for all font designers: since Firefox also uses HarfBuzz, it is more convenient to first test your fonts through FontCreator's Test WOFF feature.
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Re: LibreOffice 5.3 comes with a new cross-platform text layout engine

Postby Alfred » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:26 pm

Thanks, Erwin. That's good to know. :)

I guess it's time to update my copy of LibreOffice!
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Re: LibreOffice 5.3 comes with a new cross-platform text layout engine

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:45 pm

Using the OpenType features is not very user-friendly.

I updated my review page with some tips to get users started.
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Re: LibreOffice 5.3 comes with a new cross-platform text layout engine

Postby Alfred » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:06 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Using the OpenType features is not very user-friendly.

So I see! :(
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