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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 2.8.1, Package name: freetype2-2.8.1, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

FreeType is a portable, high-quality software solution for digital
typography. FreeType 1.3.1 was the last release of the FreeType 1
engine, as the project is now switching to a new version dubbed FreeType
2. It has, among other things, several advantages over FreeType 1:

* A universal and simple API to manage font files
* Support for several font formats through loadable drivers
* Even more portable
* An improved anti-aliasing algorithm

Master sites:

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   2017-09-18 18:54:06 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (5) | Package updated
Log message:
freetype2: update to 2.8.1

FreeType 2.8.1 has been released. This is mainly a maintenance release with one \ 
important change: By default, FreeType now offers high quality LCD-optimized \ 
output without resorting to ClearType techniques of resolution tripling and \ 
filtering. In this method, called Harmony, each color channel is generated \ 
separately after shifting the glyph outline, capitalizing on the fact that the \ 
color grids on LCD panels are shifted by a third of a pixel. This output is \ 
indistinguishable from ClearType with a light 3-tap filter.
   2017-08-01 16:59:08 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (211)
Log message:
Follow some http -> https redirects.
   2017-05-14 13:02:15 by S.P.Zeidler | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
Update from 2.7.1 to 2.8: 3 API additions, no deletions, no changes
fixes CVE-2017-7857 CVE-2017-7858 CVE-2017-7864 CVE-2017-8105 CVE-2017-8287

Upstream change announcement:


    - Support for OpenType Variation Fonts is now complete.   The last
      missing part was handling the `VVAR' and `MVAR' tables, which is
      available with this release.

    - A new  function `FT_Face_Properties' allows the  control of some
      module  and   library  properties  per  font.    Currently,  the
      following properties can be  handled: stem darkening, LCD filter
      weights, and the random seed for the `random' CFF operator.

    - The PCF change to show more `colourful' family names (introduced
      in version 2.7.1) was too radical; it can now be configured with
      PCF_CONFIG_OPTION_LONG_FAMILY_NAMES   at   compile   time.    If
      activated, it can  be switched off at run time  with the new pcf
      property  `no-long-family-names'.  If  the `FREETYPE_PROPERTIES'
      environment variable is available, you can say


    - Support  for  the  following  scripts  has  been  added  to  the

        Adlam, Avestan, Bamum, Buhid, Carian, Chakma, Coptic, Cypriot,
        Deseret, Glagolitic, Gothic, Kayah, Lisu, N'Ko, Ol Chiki, Old
        Turkic, Osage, Osmanya, Saurashtra, Shavian, Sundanese, Tai
        Viet, Tifinagh, Unified Canadian Syllabics, Vai


    - `Light' auto-hinting  mode no  longer uses TrueType  metrics for
      TrueType  fonts.   This bug  was  introduced  in version  2.4.6,
      causing   horizontal  scaling   also.    Almost  all   GNU/Linux
      distributions (with Fedora as  a notable exception) disabled the
      corresponding patch for good reasons; chances are thus high that
      you won't notice a difference.

      If  optical backward  compatibility for  legacy applications  is
      necessary, you might enable the AF_CONFIG_OPTION_TT_SIZE_METRICS
      configuration option.   However, it  is strongly  recommended to
      avoid that, adjusting font sizes instead.

    - If a TrueType font gets loaded with FT_LOAD_NO_HINTING, FreeType
      now scales  the font linearly  again (bug introduced  in version

    - CVE-2017-8105,  CVE-2017-8287:  Older   FreeType  versions  have
      out-of-bounds  writes  caused  by  heap-based  buffer  overflows
      related to Type 1 fonts.

        https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.c … -2017-8105
        https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.c … -2017-8287


    - A  new function  `FT_Set_Default_Properties' has  been added  to
      parse    the    `FREETYPE_PROPERTIES'    environment    variable
      (previously, it  was internal only).   `FT_Init_FreeType' always
      call this  function, but  `FT_New_Library' does not  (similar to

    - To be in sync with OpenType version 1.7 and newer, macros


      are renamed to


      The old macro names are deprecated (but still available).

    - Support for SFNT `name' tables has been improved.

      . Format  1 `name' tables  are now supported.  Use  new function
        `FT_Get_Sfnt_LangTag' to access associated language tags.

      . Language, encoding, and name IDs have been updated to OpenType
        version 1.8.1.

    - The new CFF  engine now handles the `random'  operator.  All CFF
      opcodes are now supported.

    - The CFF module  has a new property `random-seed'  to control the
      pseudo-random number generation for the `random' operator.

    - The `freetype-config' script is now a wrapper of `pkg-config' if
      this program is available in the path.

    - FT_LOAD_TARGET_LCD  is now  a  variant of  FT_LOAD_TARGET_LIGHT;
      this should provide better rendering results.

    - A mode to display  light auto-hinting with sub-pixel positioning
      has been added to `ftdiff'.
   2017-01-19 19:52:30 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (352)
Log message:
Convert all occurrences (353 by my count) of

	MASTER_SITES= 	site1 \

style continuation lines to be simple repeated


lines. As previewed on tech-pkg. With thanks to rillig for fixing pkglint
   2017-01-16 14:11:46 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
FreeType 2.7.1 has been released. The most important news is preliminary support \ 
of Adobe's new CFF2 font format and variation fonts as specified in the new \ 
OpenType specification version 1.8. It also fixes the handling of raw CID fonts \ 
(which might be found in PDF files)
   2016-10-30 18:07:12 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1) | Package updated
Log message:
Add rpath to freetype-config script.

   2016-09-12 20:06:44 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Updated freetype2 to 2.7.

Remove subpixel option which is now on by default.

CHANGES BETWEEN 2.6.5 and 2.7


    - As announced earlier, the 2.7.x series now uses the new subpixel
      hinting  mode as  the  default, emulating  a  modern version  of

      This change inevitably leads to different rendering results, and
      you   might   change   the   `TT_CONFIG_OPTION_SUBPIXEL_HINTING'
      configuration option to  adapt it to your taste (or  use the new
      `FREETYPE_PROPERTIES'    environment    variable).    See    the
      corresponding entry  below for  version 2.6.4, which  gives more

      introduced.   If  set (which  is  the  default), an  environment
      variable  `FREETYPE_PROPERTIES' can  be used  to control  driver
      properties.  Example:

        FREETYPE_PROPERTIES=truetype:interpreter-version=35 \
                            cff:no-stem-darkening=1 \

      This allows to select, say, the subpixel hinting mode at runtime
      for a given application.  See file `ftoption.h' for more.


    - After  loading a  named instance  of  a GX  variation font,  the
      `face_index'  value  in  the returned  `FT_Face'  structure  now
      correctly holds the named instance  index in the upper 16bits as


    - A new macro `FT_IS_NAMED_INSTANCE' to  test whether a given face
      is a named instance.

    - More fixes to GX font handling.

    - Apple's   `GETVARIATION'  bytecode   operator  (needed   for  GX
      variation font support) has been implemented.

    - Another round  of fuzzer fixes,  mainly to reject  invalid fonts

    - Handling of raw CID fonts  was broken (bug introduced in version

    - The smooth rasterizer has been streamlined  to make it faster by
      approx. 20%.

    - The `ftgrid'  demo program now  understands command  line option
      `-d' to give start-up design coordinates.

    - The `ftdump' demo program has  a new command line option `-p' to
      dump TrueType bytecode instructions.
   2016-07-22 12:30:11 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
FreeType 2.6.5
This release is almost identical to the previous version, with two differences.
* It compiles again on Mac OS X, and
* it reverts the activation of subpixel hinting by default; it will be enabled \ 
by default in the forthcoming 2.7.x series. Main reason for reverting this \ 
feature is the principle of least surprise: a sudden change in appearance of all \ 
fonts (even if the rendering improves for almost all recent fonts) should not be \ 
expected in a new micro version of a series.