Installing HarfBuzz

Downloading HarfBuzz
Building HarfBuzz
Building on Linux
Building on Windows
Building on macOS
Configuration options

Downloading HarfBuzz

The HarfBuzz source code is hosted at

Tarball releases and Win32 binary bundles (which include the libharfbuzz DLL, hb-view.exe, hb-shape.exe, and all dependencies) of HarfBuzz can be downloaded from

Release notes are posted with each new release to provide an overview of the changes. The project tracks bug reports and other issues on GitHub. Discussion and questions are welcome on GitHub as well.

The API included in the hb.h file will not change in a compatibility-breaking way in any release. However, other, peripheral headers are more likely to go through minor modifications. We will do our best to never change APIs in an incompatible way. We will never break the ABI.