Arabic Text in SkiaSharp & Harfbuzz

SkiaSharp is a 2D graphics system for .NET and C# powered by the open-source Skia graphics engine that is used extensively in Google products.

I came across a requirement to draw dynamic arabic text with specific typeface.

using (var eventTextShaper = new SKShaper(GetTypeface("GESSTwoLight.ttf")))
using (SKPaint eventTextPaint = new SKPaint())
    eventTextPaint.TextAlign = SKTextAlign.Center;
    eventTextPaint.TextSize = 13f;
    eventTextPaint.Color = SKColor.Parse("#dc0234");
    eventTextPaint.Typeface = GetTypeface("GESSTwoLight.ttf");
    eventTextPaint.IsAntialias = true;
    var eventTitleText = "فعاليات";
    var result = eventTextShaper.Shape(eventTitleText, eventTextPaint);
    eventTextPaint.TextEncoding = SKTextEncoding.GlyphId;
    var bytes = result.Codepoints.Select(cp => BitConverter.GetBytes((ushort)cp)).SelectMany(b => b).ToArray();
    canvas.DrawText(bytes, new SKPoint(0, 50), eventTextPaint);

//Font by name from Embedded Resources
public static SKTypeface GetTypeface(string fullFontName)
    SKTypeface result;
    var assembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
    var stream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("App.Fonts." + fullFontName);
    if (stream == null)
        return null;
    using (var data = SKData.Create(stream))
        result = SKTypeface.FromData(data);
    return result;

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