FreeType patented bytecode interpreter now in rawhide

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Mon Dec 14 21:16:10 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 05:56:02PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> IMHO, if we want to ship this by default, we really need to fix FreeType for
> the case where the font doesn't provide hinting bytecode. AFAICT, currently,
> in that case, if FreeType is built with the BCI enabled, it won't do any
> It should fall back to the autohinter when the font does not provide hinting
> bytecode.

Aha! So that's why all the open-source fonts on my screen suddenly got
really ugly.

Is there an open bugzilla bug for this?

Matthew Miller <mattdm at>
Senior Systems Architect 
Cyberinfrastructure Labs / Instructional & Research Computing
Computing & Information Technology 
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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