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HarfBuzz::Font::FreeType cpan:WARRINGD last updated on 2021-02-21

class HarfBuzz: :Font::FreeType

A HarfBuzz FreeType face integrated font

has Font::FreeType::Face:D $.ft-face

HarfBuzz FreeType bound font data-type


use HarfBuzz::Font::FreeType;
use HarfBuzz::Shaper;
use Font::FreeType::Face;
my  Font::FreeType::Face $ft-face .= new: ...;
my  HarfBuzz::Font::FreeType() .= %( :$ft-face, :@features, :$size, :@scale );
my  HarfBuzz::Shaper $shaper .= new: :$font, :buf{ :text<Hello> };


This modules supports FreeType integration for the HarfBuzz library.

It may be used to do HarfBuzz shaping from a Font::FreeType object.

Note that HarfBuzz can load OpenType and TrueType format fonts directly. The FreeType integration most likely to be useful for other font formats, that can be loaded by Font::FreeType.


This class inherits from HarfBuzz::Font and has all its methods available.


use Font::FreeType::Face;
use HarfBuzz::Font::FreeType;
method new(
    Font::FreeType::Face:D :$ft-face!, # FreeeType face
    Bool  :$funcs = True,              # use FreeType functions
    Num() :$size = 12e0,               # font size (points)
    :@scale,                           # font scale [x, y?]
) returns HarfBuzz::Font::FreeType:D

Creates a new FreeType integrated font.

multi method COERCE(
    %ops (Font::FreeType::Face:D :$ft-face!, |etc)
) returns HarfBuzz::Font::FreeType:D

Coerces a FreeType integrated font, from an options hash.

method ft-load-flags

method ft-load-flags() returns Int

Get or set the FreeType load flags

See Also