descriptionA library to autohint TrueType fonts
last changeSun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:37 +0000 (21 09:00 +0100)
content tags
ttfautohint 1.8.1

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) 2011-2018 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.

2018-01-21 Werner LembergMinor.master
2018-01-21 Werner LembergEnable point deltas for composite glyphs.
2018-01-16 Cosimo LupoEnable pkg-config for searching FreeType also.
2018-01-02 Werner LembergUpdate copyright years not catchable by `update-copyright'.
2018-01-02 Werner LembergRun `update-copyright' script.
2018-01-02 Werner Lembergno-copyright: Update file list.
2018-01-01 Werner LembergUpdate to new release.v1.8.1
2018-01-01 Werner Lembergautotroll.m4: Allow multiple digits for major, minor...
2017-12-31 Werner LembergUpdate to new release.v1.8
2017-12-31 Werner LembergAdd new image to describe all three stem width modes.
2017-12-30 Werner Lembergs/LT_LIB_EXPORT/TA_LIB_EXPORT/.
2017-12-29 Werner Lemberg[doc] Updated, revised.
2017-12-28 Werner LembergThinko: Negative numbers need PUSHW.
2017-12-27 Werner Lemberg[ttfautohint,ttfautohintGUI] Updated to support last...
2017-12-27 Werner LembergAdd third stem width and positioning algorithm (`natural').
2017-12-27 Werner LembergRenamings (s/strong_stem_width/stem_width_mode/ etc.).
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