[webkit-dev] Port-specific OpenType support

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Mon Sep 15 10:30:51 PDT 2014

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM, Tim Horton <thorton at apple.com> wrote:
> On 2014.09.14, at 01:11, Dirk Schulze <krit at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On Sep 11, 2014, at 11:03 PM, Martin Robinson <mrobinson at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> WebKitGTK+ supports OpenType natively and I as far as I know we have
>>> no problems dropping support for SVG fonts. If SVG fonts are supported
>>> by the Mac port though, we will probably still want to maintain
>>> support for our own port, if possible.
>> SVG Fonts live in the non-platform WebCore space. Dropping support for one platform but keeping the code around for another wouldn’t be of any benefit for WebCore as a whole.
> Agreed (but I don’t think the original email was suggesting that; pretty sure Myles was just gauging whether there were any ports that don’t have OT support but need SVG fonts, which would preclude switching over to the translation approach).

Sorry. I probably should have been less obscure about this, but this
was a gentle request that the work be done using cross-platform
abstractions, so that it can be shared. If that's difficult or
impossible, we'll figure something else out. :)


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