descriptionA library to autohint TrueType fonts
last changeTue, 25 Dec 2018 20:42:31 +0000 (25 21:42 +0100)
content tags
ttfautohint 1.8.2

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.

2018-12-25 Werner LembergFix links (mostly http -> https).master
2018-10-06 Werner Lembergtafpgm.c: Fix stem width offset handling in storage...
2018-08-31 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.
2018-08-30 Werner LembergMinor.
2018-08-30 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.
2018-08-02 Werner LembergUse `gnulib' in LGPL mode.
2018-07-24 Werner LembergUpdate to new release.v1.8.2
2018-07-23 Werner LembergUpdate gnulib.
2018-07-21 Werner LembergUpdate `autotroll.m4' from upstream.
2018-07-21 Werner LembergUpdate `autotroll.m4' from upstream.
2018-04-19 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.
2018-04-14 Werner LembergSynchronize with FreeType.
2018-04-06 Werner Lemberg[ttfautohintGUI] For Qt5, don't display Qt4 command...
2018-04-06 Werner Lemberg[doc] Document depracated option `-w'.
2018-04-06 Werner Lemberg[ttfautohint] Show correct `-a' parameters for obsolete...
2018-03-24 Werner Lemberg[doc] Add ttfautohintGUI stylesheet to set back- and...
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