FreeType patented bytecode interpreter now in rawhide

Matěj Cepl mcepl at
Fri Dec 4 12:50:58 UTC 2009

Dne 4.12.2009 01:13, Behdad Esfahbod napsal(a):
> Since the patents covering the TrueType bytecode interpreter expired at
> the end of October, I've now built FreeType in rawhide with that part of
> code enabled.

can we hope for the update in F12 as well, please?

> Note that the subpixel stuff remains disabled as it was.

What does this exactly mean? If I have freetype-freeworld installed can
I get rid of it now (well, when this comes to F12)? Will we have also
cairo and pango (whichever is relevant) upgraded to use it?


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