The FreeType Project
FreeType font rendering library
FreeType is a freely available software library to render fonts.
It is written in C, designed to be small, efficient, highly customizable, and portable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats.
Some products that use FreeType for rendering fonts on screen or on paper, either exclusively or partially:
- GNU/Linux and other free Unix operating system derivates like FreeBSD or NetBSD;
- iOS, Apple's mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads;
- Android, Google's operating system for smartphones and tablet computers;
- ChromeOS, Google's operating system for laptop computers;
- ReactOS, a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT architecture;
- Ghostscript, a PostScript interpreter used in many printers.
Counting the above products only, you get more than a billion devices that contain FreeType.
The FreeType Project 2017 Projects
Adding support for Type 1 fonts to Adobe CFF EngineThanks to Adobe's contribution of their CFF engine, FreeType has excellent rasterization of CFF fonts. However, Type 1 fonts, a similar PostScript...
GSoC 2017 Proposal - KushalFor a widely used library like FreeType, a test framework to check font rasterization is a must have. Having a test framework to test the output of...