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Re: Freetype

On Thu, 2002-10-17 at 11:25, Graham Wilson wrote:
> >     * Turned off the bytecode interpreter.
> how is disabling the bytecode interpreter (used for hinting, right?) a
> feature?

See the freetype homepage (http://freetype.org).  Basically, Apple holds
several patents on the hinting instructions used in TrueType
(interpreted by the bytecode interpreter), and enabling it may require a
license from Apple.

How's that a feature?  Perhaps "preventing potential lawsuits from
Apple" is a nice feature to have. :)

 Roger So <rogerso@debian.org>
 Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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