Bug 58483 - Upgrade to 2.0.6 for better quality AA rendering
Upgrade to 2.0.6 for better quality AA rendering
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: freetype (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-01-17 16:52 EST by Chris Evans
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-13 15:11:25 EST
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Description Chris Evans 2002-01-17 16:52:45 EST
From www.freetype.org:
Note that this release is a must have if you're using XFree86 with anti-aliased text, since it 
features enhanced glyph rendering and better (more consistent) letter spacing.. !! Get it quick !!

I have built it manually and can confirm higher quality results. It may be worth keeping the
FreeType package uptodate in Rawhide, because it seems to be improving steadily.
Comment 1 Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2002-01-17 20:38:34 EST
While we are at it. Shouldn't we strip ttmkfdir in a separate package? It's 
not freetype's product after all. It only depends on freetype.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-01-18 02:45:50 EST
I've updated freetype already earlier this week.  I guess it has not
trickled into rawhide yet.

Should appear soon.  Thanks for letting me know however!
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-01-18 02:47:41 EST
apodtele - ttmkfdir doesn't really belong in the package, I agree,
however it was put there before I obtained the package.  If you like,
open a RFE on it, and I will bring it up with other developers.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-13 15:12:15 EST
Bugzilla seemed to drop the resolution on this.  freetype is 2.0.6,
soon to be 2.0.8, and ttmkfdir is now part of XFree86-font-utils.

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