descriptionA library to autohint TrueType fonts
last changeTue, 8 Aug 2017 11:06:53 +0000 (8 13:06 +0200)
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.

10 days ago Werner LembergUpdate documentation to all supported scripts.master
11 days ago Werner LembergMinor.
2017-07-29 Werner Lemberg[doc] Use Noto sans-serif fonts for script documentation.
2017-07-09 Werner LembergMake scripts without standard characters actually work.
2017-07-09 Werner LembergCollect per-script sample glyphs.
2017-07-09 Werner LembergImprove tracing of default stem width.
2017-07-09 Werner LembergImprove tracing output of fallback style.
2017-06-27 Werner LembergInterpreter v38 doesn't have GETINFO bit 10.
2017-06-24 Werner LembergRequire HarfBuzz 1.3.0 or newer.
2017-06-23 Werner LembergFix bytecode handling of composites with composite...
2017-06-22 Werner LembergUpdate stem width recognition algorithm to recent TT...
2017-05-18 Werner Lemberg[doc] Shorten link to git repository by using less...
2017-05-18 Werner Lembergtemplate.tex: Update for pandoc >= 1.15.2.
2017-05-18 Werner LembergFix character range documentation.
2017-05-17 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.
2017-05-16 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.
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