descriptionA library to autohint TrueType fonts
last changeMon, 16 Oct 2017 20:54:42 +0000 (16 22:54 +0200)
content tags
ttfautohint 1.7

by Werner Lemberg <>

This project provides a library that takes a TrueType font as the input,
removes its bytecode instructions (if any), and returns a new font where all
glyphs are bytecode hinted using the information given by FreeType's
auto-hinting module.  The idea is to provide the excellent quality of the
auto-hinter on platforms that don't use FreeType.

The library has a single API function, `TTF_autohint'; see
`lib/ttfautohint.h' for a detailed description.  Note that the library
itself won't get installed currently.

A command-line interface to the library is the `ttfautohint' program; after
compilation and installation, say

  ttfautohint --help

for usage information, or say

  man ttfautohint

to read its manual page.

A GUI to the library is `ttfautohintGUI'; it uses the Qt4 framework.  The
compilation of this application can be disabled with the `--without-qt'
option of the `configure' script.


Copyright (C) 2011-2017 by Werner Lemberg.

This file is part of the ttfautohint library, and may only be used,
modified, and distributed under the terms given in `COPYING'.  By
continuing to use, modify, or distribute this file you indicate that you
have read `COPYING' and understand and accept it fully.

The file `COPYING' mentioned in the previous paragraph is distributed
with the ttfautohint library.

5 days ago Werner LembergReport line numbers in case of overwriting control... master
6 days ago Werner LembergMake later control instructions entries really override...
9 days ago Werner LembergBetter visualize table tracing; fix minor spacing issues.
10 days ago Werner LembergWhitespace.
2017-09-05 Werner LembergUse `%top' in flex file to include `config.h'.
2017-09-05 Werner LembergFix compilation on OS X 10.10.
2017-08-26 Werner LembergUpdate to new release.v1.7
2017-08-26 Werner Lemberg[ttfautohintGUI] Fix tooltip for control instructions...
2017-08-25 Werner LembergUse ucharclasses 2.3.
2017-08-25 Werner LembergUse fontspec 2.6d.
2017-08-25 Werner Lemberg[ttfautohintGUI] Support static Qt5 build.
2017-08-25 Werner Lembergautotroll.m4: Support static Qt5 builds.
2017-08-25 Werner Lembergautotroll.m4: Minor.
2017-08-23 Werner Lembergautotroll.m4: Clean up Qt path stuff.
2017-08-23 Werner Lembergautotroll.m4: Minor comment fixes.
2017-08-19 Werner Lembergconfigure: Don't enforce C++11 conformity.
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