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[ft-announce] ttfautohint 0.6 has been released

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] ttfautohint 0.6 has been released
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 23:41:09 +0100 (CET)

ttfautohint 0.6 has been released.

It is available from


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This project provides a library which takes a TrueType font as the input,
remove its bytecode instructions (if any), and return a new font where all
glyphs are bytecode hinted using the information given by FreeType's
autohinting module.  The idea is to provide the excellent quality of the
autohinter on platforms which don't use FreeType.

The library has a single API function, `TTF_autohint'; see
`src/ttfautohint.h' for a detailed description.  Note that the library
itself won't get installed currently.

A simple command-line interface to the library is the demo program
`ttfautohint'; after compilation and installation, say

  ttfautohint --help

for usage information, or say

  man ttfautohint

to read its manual page.


New in 0.6:

* Improved handling of composite glyphs.

* Implement option `-p' to pre-hint glyphs with original hints before
  conversion takes place.

* Don't add a DSIG table if there is none in the input font.

* Human-readable error messages instead of hexadecimal error codes.

* Better tests (both at runtime and compile time) to reject too old FreeType

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