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[ft-announce] FreeType version 2.3.10 has been released

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] FreeType version 2.3.10 has been released
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:20:58 +0200 (CEST)

FreeType 2.3.10 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 2.3.9 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 2.3.10 and 2.3.9


    - If all  ASCII digits in a  font have the  same (unscaled) width,
      the autohinter respects this and won't change it.

    - TrueType fonts  are now  rasterized correctly  if the horizontal
      and vertical resolution differ.

    - Type 1 fonts are now handled with increased precision internally
      to avoid serious rounding issues if non-integral coordinates are

    - Horizontally  condensed CFF  fonts (using the font  matrix) were
      rendered  incorrectly.   This  bug  has  been  introduced  after
      release 2.3.5.


    - Support for the SFNT cmap 13 table format (as defined by the new
      OpenType 1.6 specification) has been added.

    - B/W rasterization  of well-hinted TrueType  fonts at small sizes
      has been greatly improved.

    - Calculation  of  vertical  metrics in  OpenType  fonts has  been


    - It  is now  possible to  change  the emboldening  factor in  the
      `ftview' demo program with keys `e' and `E'.

    - It is  now possible  to change the  slant value in  the `ftview'
      demo program with keys `s' and `S'.

    - The  5-levels  grayscale  mode of  the `ftraster'  module (which
      FreeType doesn't use by default) was broken since version 2.3.0.

    - Compilation of the  `ftgrays' and `ftraster' modules  was broken
      in stand-alone mode.

    - Various fixes for compilation on 64bit and 16bit architectures.

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