author Robert O'Callahan <>
Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:11:30 +1300
changeset 38091 f12473882d84252401d963ec0a2898f79274559e
parent 22693 9e5b08f9e9d96d15872c7b8c60312bb579be4115
permissions -rw-r--r--
Backing out bug 541406 due to test failure

How to enable the TrueType native hinter if you need it

  The TrueType  bytecode interpreter is disabled in  all public releases
  of the FreeType packages for patents reasons; see

  for more details.

  However,  many Linux distributions  do enable  the interpreter  in the
  FreeType packages (DEB/RPM/etc.) they produce for their platforms.  If
  you are using TrueType fonts on your system, you most probably want to
  enable it manually by doing the following:

    - open the file `include/freetype/config/ftoption.h'

    - locate a line that says:


    - change it to:


  These steps must be done _before_ compiling the library.


Copyright 2003, 2005, 2006 by
David Turner, Robert Wilhelm, and Werner Lemberg.

This  file is  part  of the  FreeType  project, and  may  only be  used,
modified,  and  distributed under  the  terms  of  the FreeType  project
license, LICENSE.TXT.  By continuing  to use, modify, or distribute this
file  you indicate that  you have  read the  license and  understand and
accept it fully.

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