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[ft-announce] FreeType version 2.3.2 released.

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] FreeType version 2.3.2 released.
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 20:25:19 +0100 (CET)

FreeType 2.3.2 has been released.

It is available from


The latter site also holds older versions of the FreeType library.

See below  for the  relevant snippet  from the  CHANGES file; users of
version 2.3.1 should upgrade.




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) of most vector and bitmap
font formats.

Note that  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
greatly simplifies these tasks by providing a simple, easy to use, and
uniform interface to access the content of font files.

FreeType  2  is  released  under  two open-source  licenses:  our  own
BSD-like FreeType  License and the  GPL.  It can  thus be used  by any
kind of projects, be they proprietary or not.


CHANGES BETWEEN 2.3.2 and 2.3.1


    - FreeType  returned incorrect  kerning information  from TrueType
      fonts when the bytecode  interpreter was enabled.  This happened
      due to a typo introduced in version 2.3.0.

    - Negative  kerning  values  from   PFM  files  are  now  reported
      correctly  (they were read  as 16-bit  unsigned values  from the

    - Fixed  a small  memory leak  when `FT_Init_FreeType'  failed for
      some reason.

    - The Postscript hinter placed and sized very thin and ghost stems

    - The TrueType bytecode  interpreter has been fixed to  get rid of
      most of the  rare differences seen in comparison  to the Windows
      font loader.


    - The auto-hinter  now better deals  with serifs and  corner cases
      (e.g.,  glyph '9'  in Arial  at 9pt,  96dpi).  It  also improves
      spacing  adjustments and doesn't  change widths  for non-spacing

    - Many   Mac-specific   functions   are  deprecated   (but   still
      available);  modern replacements  have been  provided  for them.
      See the documentation in file `ftmac.h'.

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