Solaris Package Archive -- freetype 1.3.1
Solaris Package Archive
What is it (from the web page):
freetype 1.3.1 is a clean-room implementation that is not derived from the
original TrueType engine developed by Apple and Microsoft. It has been created
with the sole help of the published TrueType specifications. Much hard work has
been undertaken to solve ambiguities. The end result is a portable and fast
Note that freetype 1.3.1 is a library. It is not a font server for your favorite
platform, even though it was designed to be used in many of them. Note also that
it is not a complete text-rendering library. Its purpose is simply to open and
manage font files, as well as load, hint and render individual glyphs efficiently.
You can also see it as a "TrueType driver" for a higher-level library, though
rendering text with it is easy, as demonstrated by the test programs.
Its quality matches these of Windows and the Macintosh, while its memory foot-print
and code size remain modest.
The main site for freetype is
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on the production machine. This means that to sucessfully use this software you need
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