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[ft-announce] Announcing FreeType 2.11.1

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [ft-announce] Announcing FreeType 2.11.1
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:51:06 +0000 (UTC)

FreeType 2.11.1 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 2.11.0 and 2.11.1


    - Some  fields  in  the  `CID_FaceDictRec`, `CID_FaceInfoRec`, and
      `FT_Data` structures  have been changed  from signed to unsigned
      type,  which  better reflects  the actual usage.  It is also  an
      additional means to protect against malformed input.


    - Cmake support  has been  further improved.   To do  that various
      backward-incompatible  changes were  necessary; please  see file
      `CMakeLists.txt` for more details.

    - Since version  2.11.0, a  C99 compiler  is necessary  to compile

    - The experimental  'COLR' v1 API  has been updated to  the latest
      OpenType standard 1.9.

    - The `apinames` tool got a new  option `-wV` to output an OpenVMS
      Linker Option File.

    - VMS support was updated.

    - MS Visual Studio support was added to build the demo programs.

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