TrueType font metrics for PostScript driver

Bernhard Rosenkraenzer bero at
Mon Apr 30 14:15:08 CDT 2001

On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Ian Pilcher wrote:

> There is also the issue of FreeType version compatibility.  Red Hat 7.0
> ships with FreeType version 1.something, while Red Hat 7.1 ships Free-
> Type 2.0.1.  (I'm just using Red Hat as an example to point out that
> multiple versions are commonly being used out there.)  The "mkttfm"
> program that I wrote on RH 7.0 does build and run on RH 7.1, but the
> FreeType web site does indicate that this compatibility is being phased
> out.

It's already gone. The reason old stuff still works on RH 7.1 is that
we're actually shipping both 1.4.2 and 2.0.1 in the same package.
1.4.2 and 2.0.1 have very little in common except for providing the same

>  A decision on which version of the FreeType API would be required.

2.x definitely. They didn't redesign the API for no reason.


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