[XeTeX] new version of HarfBuzz

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 19:46:15 CEST 2017

I believe that xetex should be unaffected by that bug, because that was 
an issue with the harfbuzz interface to graphite, but xetex uses 
graphite directly without going through the harfbuzz layer (provided you 
load the font with the /GR option, or whatever the fontspec equivalent 
of that is).

On 21/04/2017 17:37, maxwell wrote:
> I believe (correct me if I'm wrong!) that xetex uses the HarfBuzz
> engine.  There was a bug in this engine that prevented a new Nastaliq
> font from SIL from working properly.  A fix for this bug has just been
> accepted (I believe it's this one:
> https://github.com/behdad/harfbuzz/pull/475).  It's not clear to me
> whether this can get into xetex before the next TeXLive release, given
> the schedule here:
>    https://www.tug.org/texlive/
>    Mike Maxwell
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