FreeType 2 is a software font engine that is designed to be small, efficient, highly customizable and portable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images). It can be used in graphics libraries, display servers, font conversion tools, and text image generation tools. FreeType 2 is a font service and doesn't provide APIs to perform higher-level features, like text layout or graphics processing (e.g. colored text rendering, "hollowing", etc..). However, it simplifies these tasks by providing a simple, easy to use and uniform interface to access the content of font files.
DocumentationDeveloper reference available from http://freetype.sourceforge.net/freetype2/documentation.html; user tutorial available from http://freetype.sourceforge.net/freetype2/docs/tutorial/step1.html and http://freetype.sourceforge.net/freetype2/docs/tutorial/step2.html
released on 6 April 2005
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|FreeType License||Janet Casey||8 August 2001|
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 December 2007.
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