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[ft-announce] Announcing FreeType version 2.6.5

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] Announcing FreeType version 2.6.5
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:39:35 +0200 (CEST)

FreeType 2.6.5 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.



PS: Downloads from  will redirect to your nearest
    mirror site.   Files on  mirrors may  be subject to  a replication
    delay   of   up   to   24   hours.   In   case   of  problems  use


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.



    - Compilation works again  on Mac OS X (bug introduced  in version


    - The new  subpixel hinting  mode is now  disabled by  default; it
      will  be enabled  by default  in the  forthcoming 2.7.x  series.
      Main reason for reverting this feature is the principle of least
      surprise: a  sudden change in  appearance of all fonts  (even if
      the rendering improves  for almost all recent  fonts) should not
      be expected in a new micro version of a series.

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