marcus at ira.uka.de
Fri Sep 1 10:53:07 UTC 2000
Some month ago there was a discussion about Freetype and the patent-issues.
Now a FreeType2 pre-release is available at http://www.freetype.org:
The FreeType 2 source code includes a TrueType bytecode interpreter that
is covered by the Apple patents.
However, this piece of code is never compiled by default in this release
(unlike in previous betas) making a default build of the library entirely
Supported font formats
FreeType 2 readily supports the following font formats:
-> TrueType files (.ttf) and collections (.ttc)
-> Type 1 font files both in ASCII (.pfa) or binary (.pfb) format
-> Type 1 Multiple Master fonts. The FreeType 2 API also provides
routines to manage design instances easily
-> Type 1 CID-keyed fonts
-> OpenType/CFF (.otf) fonts
-> CFF/Type 2 fonts
-> Adobe CEF fonts (.cef), used to embed fonts in SVG documents
with the Adobe SVG viewer plugin.
-> Windows FNT/FON bitmap fonts
Marcus Denker marcus at ira.uka.de phone at home:(0721)6649375 @work:(0721)6082749
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