FreeType-2.8

Introduction to FreeType2

The FreeType2 package contains a library which allows applications to properly render TrueType fonts.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.0 platform.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

Additional Documentation

FreeType2 Dependencies

Recommended

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/freetype2

Installation of FreeType2

If you downloaded the additional documentation, unpack it into the source tree using the following command:

tar -xf ../freetype-doc-2.8.tar.bz2 --strip-components=2 -C docs

Install FreeType2 by running the following commands:

sed -ri "s:.*(AUX_MODULES.*valid):\1:" modules.cfg &&

sed -r "s:.*(#.*SUBPIXEL_RENDERING) .*:\1:" \
    -i include/freetype/config/ftoption.h  &&

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/freetype-2.8 &&
cp -v -R docs/*     /usr/share/doc/freetype-2.8

Command Explanations

sed -ri ...: First command enables GX/AAT and OpenType table validation and second command enables Subpixel Rendering. Note that Subpixel Rendering may have patent issues. Be sure to read the 'Other patent issues' part of http://www.freetype.org/patents.html before enabling this option.

--without-harfbuzz: If harfbuzz is installed prior to freetype without freetype support, use this switch to avoid a build failure.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

Contents

Installed Program: freetype-config
Installed Library: libfreetype.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/freetype2 and /usr/share/doc/freetype-2.8

Short Descriptions

freetype-config

is used to get FreeType compilation and linking information.

libfreetype.so

contains functions for rendering various font types, such as TrueType and Type1.

Last updated on 2017-08-16 15:38:22 -0500