Bug 26085

Summary: Windows 7: Investigate using DirectWrite for text rendering
Product: WebKit Reporter: Adam Roben (:aroben) <aroben>
Component: TextAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Severity: Enhancement CC: bfulgham, hyatt, mitz, sam
Priority: P2 Keywords: InRadar, PlatformOnly
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 7   

Description Adam Roben (:aroben) 2009-05-29 12:44:57 PDT
Windows 7 includes a new, hardware-accelerated API for text layout and rendering, DirectWrite. We should investigate using this in WebKit to see if we can benefit from its increased performance and better feature set relative to GDI.
Comment 1 Adam Roben (:aroben) 2009-05-29 12:45:26 PDT
Comment 2 Adam Roben (:aroben) 2009-05-29 12:46:42 PDT
See <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd368038(VS.85).aspx> for more information about DirectWrite.
Comment 3 Adam Roben (:aroben) 2010-04-08 10:40:48 PDT
Since DirectWrite will only be available on Windows 7 and later (and on Windows Vista with an optional update), we'd need to be able to fall back to different rendering path at runtime.