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Re: (EE) Failed to load module "freetype" (module does not exist)



On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 14:49:19 +0000, T o n g wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:39:38 +0000, T o n g wrote:
> 
> > Since freetype is now obsolete, does it mean that the ttf/Type 1/ 
> > Chinese rendering are supported natively by xorg out of box?
> 
> Would freetype libraries be obsolete as well in the future? How does xorg 
> and X apps handle ttf/Type 1/Chinese rendering now?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> $ dpkg -l | grep -i freet
> ii  libfreetype6   2.3.9-5        FreeType 2 font engine, shared library 
> files
> ii  libxft2        2.1.13-3       FreeType-based font drawing library for 
> X

As far as I understand it, xorg will continue to use libfreetype6 for
font rendering; both libxfont1 and libxft2 depend on it directly. I do
not know the details of how the xorg module named "freetype" was
involved in the font rendering for earlier versions of xorg, but this
module is clearly not needed anymore.

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