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[ft-announce] Announcing FreeType 2.10.3

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] Announcing FreeType 2.10.3
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 18:49:04 +0200 (CEST)

FreeType 2.10.3 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 2.10.2 and 2.10.3


  - New flag `FT_OUTLINE_OVERLAP'.  If set, make the smooth rasterizer
    do  4x4 oversampling  to  mitigate artifacts  in pixels  partially
    covered  by  overlapping  contours.    Note  that  this  at  least
    quadruples the rendering time.

    If  a  glyph  in  a  TrueType font  has  the  `OVERLAP_SIMPLE'  or
    `OVERLAP_COMPOUND'  bit set,  FreeType automatically  selects this
    rendering mode.


  - Using the  arcane method of  including FreeType header  files with
    macros like  `FT_FREETYPE_H' is no longer  mandatory (but retained
    as an optional feature for backward compatibility).

  - Support for  building the library  with Meson.  Building  the demo
    programs with Meson will follow in a forthcoming release.

  - Minor improvements to the B/W rasterizer.

  - Auto-hinter support for Medefaidrin script.

  - Fix various  memory leaks (mainly  for CFF) and other  issues that
    might cause crashes in rare circumstances.

  - Jam support has been removed.

  - In  `ftview', custom  LCD  filter values  are  now normalized  and
    balanced.  Unorthodox filters are still available through the `-L'
    command line option.

  - The GUI demo programs can now be resized.

  - Demo programs that accept command  line option `-k' can now handle
    function keys, too.  The  corresponding character codes start with
    0xF1.  As  an example, the  POSIX shell syntax (accepted  by bash,
    ksh, and zsh)

      -k $'\xF3q'

    emulates the pressing of function key `F3' followed by key `q'.

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