This is the Linux app named HarfBuzz whose latest release can be downloaded as harfbuzz-win64-8.2.2.zip. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.
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HarfBuzz is an open source text-shaping engine with a C API that turns fonts and strings of character codes into a form that is correctly arranged for the corresponding language and writing system. This is essentially the process of text shaping: translating a string of character codes into a properly arranged sequence of glyphs that can be rendered onto a screen or into final output form for inclusion in a document. This shaping depends on a number of factors: the input string, the active font, the script (or writing system) of the string, and the string's language. Various font formats have their own set of standard text-shaping rules. With Harfbuzz, you can properly shape all the major writing systems. HarfBuzz is cross-platform and supports all major software platforms and font formats.
- Supports several OpenType shaping models
- Supports the latest version of Graphite shaping and AAT shaping
- Optional GSUB and GPOS OpenType features, all color-font formats and OpenType variable fonts
- Font-subsetting feature
- Can perform some low-level math-shaping operations
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