Projects / Freetype


FreeType 2 is a high-quality and portable font engine that is capable of supporting several font formats (be they bitmapped or scalable) through a simple and uniform interface. Its design is modular and allows independent "font driver" modules to be added, even at runtime, to support additional formats. It also provides a high-quality anti-aliasing renderer, an innovative auto-hinting engine, and support for the following font formats: TrueType Type1, CID-Type 1, Multiple Masters Type 1 OpenType/CFF, pure CFF, and CEF Windows FNT/FON.


Recent releases

  •  27 Sep 2007 21:26

    Release Notes: This is a bugfix release for the 2.3 series which, among other small improvements, makes FreeType much more robust in handling invalid and corrupted font files. All users should upgrade.

    •  07 Apr 2005 02:18

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  24 Feb 2004 22:20

        Release Notes: This release contains many important bugfixes and changes, including API changes. The optional unpatented hinting system for TrueType is added. It is updated to the latest libtool version and includes fixes for the build and install system.

        •  24 Feb 2004 22:14

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  16 Apr 2003 00:37

            Release Notes: This release contains several bugfixes and feature enhancements.

            Recent comments

            30 Apr 2003 20:17 jackassplus

            freetype building
            I did not see this in the docs... make fails if
            there are spaces in the path. e.g. "some folder"
            needs to be "some_folder"

            08 Aug 2001 16:51 learfox

            Not really UNIX friendly
            Unfortunatly the instructions give a very
            misleading route to compiling and installing
            this library.

            It's better off using its own compiler
            control called jam which also has its problems
            and dosen't really compile (catch 22) on
            UNIX and dosen't support installing.

            It also has issues with the devel headers
            that don't work out right when depending on
            their internal prototypes. None of the
            author's e-mail addresses were valid for
            contact either.

            I would recomend this untill it gets ported
            for UNIX formally.


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