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[ft-announce] ttfautohint 0.7 has been released

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] ttfautohint 0.7 has been released
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:10:07 +0100 (CET)

ttfautohint 0.8 has been released.

The source tarball and statically linked Win32 binaries are available




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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
`lib/ttfautohint.h' for a detailed description.  Note that the library
itself won't get installed currently.

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

  ttfautohint --help

for usage information, or say

  man ttfautohint

to read its manual page.

A GUI to the library is `ttfautohintGUI'; it uses the Qt4 framework.  The
compilation of this application can be disabled with the `--without-qt'
configuration option.


New in 0.8:

* Implement option `-x' to increase the x height of the font for small PPEM
  values by rounding up far more often then rounding down.

* Add option `-G N' to switch off hinting completely above value N.

* ttfautohint now appends version information and the used parameters to the
  `Version' field(s) in the `name' table.  This can be suppressed with
  option `-n'.

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