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Re: Browser Rendering Uncovered



On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 09:23:56PM +0100, Simon Hepburn wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> 
> > Are you seriously telling me that FreeType (which I _only_ have for support
> > of my TTF fonts), as delivered by Debian, doesn't support anti-aliasing,
> > and I have to recompile it?
> 
> It's not a question of whether it supports AA or not, its whether it uses the 
> bytecode interpreter to do so. 

Read /usr/share/doc/libfreetype6/PATENTS for some more details on why it's
disabled.  http://freetype.org/pantents.html (IIRC) has the full story.

> The current version in sid has the bytecode interpreter turned on.
Are you sure?
/usr/share/doc/libfreetype6/changelog.Debian.gz: 
freetype (2.1.2-8) unstable; urgency=low

  * CVS updates as of 2002-10-07
  * Applied David Chester's ft-slight patch.  Thanks to Roger So for the
    suggestion.  (Closes: Bug#163900)
  * Turned off the bytecode interpreter.

 -- Anthony Fok <foka@debian.org>  Fri, 11 Oct 2002 02:00:18 +0800

-rob

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