Graphite2 is a rendering engine for graphite fonts. These are TrueType fonts with additional tables containing smart rendering information and were originally developed to support complex non-Roman writing systems. They may contain rules for e.g. ligatures, glyph substitution, kerning, justification - this can make them useful even on text written in Roman writing systems such as English. Note that firefox provides an internal copy of the graphite engine and cannot use a system version, but it too should benefit from the availability of graphite fonts.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.
Download (HTTP): http://downloads.sourceforge.net/silgraphite/graphite2-1.2.4.tgz
Download MD5 sum: 2ef839348fe28e3b923bf8cced440227
Download size: 6.7 MB
Estimated disk space required: 44 MB
Estimated build time: 0.2 SBU
FreeType-2.5.3, Python-2.7.6, and silgraphite to build the comparerender test and benchmarking tool, and if that is present, Harfbuzz-0.9.27 to add more functionality to it (this is a circular dependency, you would need to first build graphite2 without harfbuzz).
You will need at least one suitable graphite font for the package to be useful.
Install Graphite2 by running the following commands:
mkdir build && cd build && cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .. && make
To test the results, issue: make test.
Now, as the
Last updated on 2014-03-28 09:31:28 +0000