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Re: utf-8 thai character display issue?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: utf-8 thai character display issue?
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2020 21:29:43 +0300

> From: scole_mail <>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <>
> Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2020 09:24:09 -0700
> > This sounds like a problem with the text shaping engine your build is
> > using on NetBSD.  (you didn't give the details of the build, so I
> > cannot know which shape engine is being used, but I'm guessing its
> > libflt.)  Try upgrading to Emacs 27, and make sure it is built with
> > HarfBuzz support (the latest pretest can be downloaded from
> >
> Just for posterity, I was using the pkgsrc/editors/emacs26 from
>, which I think is actually emacs26.3.  As best as I
> could tell, it was not using harfbuzz?

No, HarfBuzz was not supported before Emacs 27.

> Luckily, there already existed a package in
> pkgsrc/editors/emacs-snapshot that is emacs28.0.50.  It had almost the
> same dependencies plus
>  harfbuzz>=2.6.4nb2
> and a few others.  It seems to be working now for what I need.

Thanks, so I think my guess was correct, and the problem was with the
shaping engine.

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