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FreeType

http://freetype.sourceforge.net/
Font engine

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.

Documentation

Developer 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


Download

Download version 2.7.1 (stable)
released on 30 December 2016

Categories

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLJanet Casey8 August 2001
FreeType LicenseJanet Casey8 August 2001



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Werner Lemberg Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperE-mailmailto:devel@freetype.org
SupportE-mailmailto:freetype@freetype.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=3157
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=3157&atid=103157


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 February 2017.



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