FreeType 2.10.2 has been released.

It is available from


The latter site also holds older versions of the FreeType library.

See below for the relevant snippet from the CHANGES file.



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FreeType 2  is a software  font engine that  is designed to  be small,
efficient,  highly   customizable,  and  portable   while  capable  of
producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap
font formats.

Note that  FreeType 2 is  a font service  and doesn't provide  APIs to
perform higher-level features, like text layout or graphics processing
(e.g.,  colored  text  rendering,  `hollowing',  etc.).   However,  it
greatly simplifies these tasks by providing a simple, easy to use, and
uniform interface to access the content of font files.

FreeType  2  is  released  under  two open-source  licenses:  our  own
BSD-like FreeType  License and the  GPL.  It can  thus be used  by any
kind of projects, be they proprietary or not.


CHANGES BETWEEN 2.10.1 and 2.10.2


  - Support  of  WOFF2  fonts.   This  code  contribution  was  Nikhil
    Ramakrishnan's GSoC 2019 project.


  - Function  `FT_Get_Var_Axis_Flags' returned random data for  Type 1
    MM fonts.

  - Type 1 fonts with non-integer metrics are now supported by the new
    (CFF) engine introduced in FreeType 2.9.

  - Drop  support  for Python 2 in Freetype's API reference  generator
    `docwriter'  (Python >= 3.5 is required for targets  `make refdoc'
    and `make refdoc-venv').

  - Auto-hinter support for Hanifi Rohingya.

  - Document the `FT2_KEEP_ALIVE' debugging environment variable.

  - The Visual C++ (and Visual C)  project files for Windows builds no
    longer generate libraries that contain the FreeType version in its
    filenames.   Instead,  a  resource  file gets  used  to  make  the
    libraries contain the corresponding information.

  - The next release will remove Jam build support.

  - The  `ftbench'  demo  program  has  a new  test  for  testing  the
    `FT_Glyph_Stroke' functionality.

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