descriptionA library to autohint TrueType fonts
last changeMon, 13 Feb 2017 08:36:53 +0000 (13 09:36 +0100)
content tags
ttfautohint 1.4.1

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.

2017-02-13 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.master
2017-02-05 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.
2017-02-04 Werner Lemberg[doc] Add hyphenation exception.
2017-02-03 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.
2017-01-04 Werner LembergUpdate copyright year.
2016-12-07 Werner LembergTypo.
2016-11-28 Werner LembergUpdate `bootstrap' script from gnulib.
2016-11-27 Werner Lemberg[ttfautohintGUI] Minor fix for tooltip text.
2016-11-26 Werner LembergUpdate to new release.v1.6
2016-11-26 Werner LembergMinor documentation improvements and fixes.
2016-11-26 Werner LembergImprove LaTeX template.
2016-11-26 Werner Lemberg[ttfautohintGUI] Remove left-over debugging stuff.
2016-11-25 Werner LembergDocument reference font.
2016-11-25 Werner Lemberg[ttfautohintGUI] Various minor layout and documentation...
2016-11-24 Werner LembergFix typo caused by merging.
2016-11-24 Werner LembergUpdate gnulib.
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