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[ft-announce] Announcing FreeType 2.10.1

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] Announcing FreeType 2.10.1
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 23:49:43 +0200 (CEST)

FreeType 2.10.1 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.



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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 2.10.0 and 2.10.1


  - The bytecode hinting of OpenType variation fonts was flawed, since
    the data in the `CVAR' table wasn't correctly applied.


  - Auto-hinter support for Mongolian.

  - For distribution,  `.tar.bz2' packages are replaced with `.tar.xz'

  - The handling of  the default character in PCF fonts as  introduced
    in version 2.10.0 was partially broken, causing premature abortion
    of charmap iteration for many fonts.

  - If  `FT_Set_Named_Instance' was  called  with  the same  arguments
    twice in a row, the function  returned an incorrect error code the
    second time.

  - Direct   rendering   using  FT_RASTER_FLAG_DIRECT   crashed   (bug
    introduced in version 2.10.0).

  - Increased  precision  while  computing  OpenType  font   variation

  - The  flattening  algorithm of  cubic  Bezier  curves was  slightly
    changed to make  it faster.  This can cause  very subtle rendering
    changes, which aren't noticeable by the eye, however.

  - The  auto-hinter  now  disables hinting  if there  are blue  zones
    defined for a `style' (i.e., a certain combination of a script and
    its related typographic features) but the font doesn't contain any
    characters needed to set up at least one blue zone.

  - The `ftmulti' demo program now  supports multiple hidden axes with
    the same name tag.

  - `ftview', `ftstring', and `ftgrid' got  a `-k' command line option
    to emulate a sequence of keystrokes at start-up.

  - `ftview', `ftstring', and `ftgrid' now support screen dumping to a
    PNG file.

  - The bytecode debugger, `ttdebug',  now supports variation TrueType
    fonts; a variation font instance can be selected with the new `-d'
    command line option.

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