Bug 26085 - Windows 7: Investigate using DirectWrite for text rendering
Summary: Windows 7: Investigate using DirectWrite for text rendering
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Text (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P2 Enhancement
Assignee: Nobody
URL:
Keywords: InRadar, PlatformOnly
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2009-05-29 12:44 PDT by Adam Roben (:aroben)
Modified: 2010-04-08 20:05 PDT (History)
3 users (show)

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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
<rdar://problem/6933234>
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.