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[ft-announce] FreeType 2.5.2 has been released.

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] FreeType 2.5.2 has been released.
Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 23:57:13 +0100 (CET)

FreeType 2.5.2 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; all users
should upgrade.



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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 2.5.1 and 2.5.2


    - Improving the display of some broken TrueType fonts introduced a
      bug  that made  FreeType crash  on some  popular (but  not fully
      conformant) fonts like `ahronbd.ttf'.

    - Another round of improvements to correct positioning and hinting
      of composite glyphs in TrueType fonts.


    - Version  2.5.1  introduced a  bug  in  handling embedded  bitmap
      strikes of  TrueType fonts,  causing garbage display  under some

    - The   `ftgrid'   demo   program    couldn't   be   compiled   in
      non-development builds.

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