HarfBuzz 7.0 Text Shaping Engine Released


HarfBuzz 7.0 is out as a new version of this open-source text shaping library used by software like GNOME, KDE, Chrome OS, Java, Chrome, LibreOffice, and others.

HarfBuzz 7.0 brings new APIs, a new interface for integrating with the Cairo graphics library, support for font emboldening, significantly reduced memory usage during shaping, a new «hb-info» command-line utility for querying font information, and a variety of other enhancements to this text shaping library. For end-users the most immediate benefit with HarfBuzz 7.0 is likely the «significantly» reduced memory usage.

Downloads and more details on HarfBuzz 7.0 over on GitHub.