To enable HarfBuzz bindings for Python among other languages, make sure
you have latest version of gobject-introspection available. On Ubuntu,
you can install that this way:
sudo apt-get install libgirepository1.0-dev
And then run autogen.sh (if building from git), and then:
./configure --with-gobject --enable-introspection
Make sure that gobject-introspection is enabled then in the final report.
Compile and install.
Make sure you have the installation lib dir in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, as needed
for the linker to find the library.
Then make sure you also have GI_TYPELIB_PATH pointing to the resulting
Make sure you have pygobject installed. Then check that the following
import works in your Python interpretter:
from gi.repository import HarfBuzz
If it does, you are ready to call HarfBuzz from Python! Congratulations.
The Python API will change. Let us know on the mailing list if you are
using it, and send lots of feedback.