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Old 04-09-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
JosephS
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Freetype and enabling Bytecode Interpreter


Using Debian Squeeze
Desktop KDE

I Have a question about Freetype and the bytecode interpreter.
Have people found enabling the bytecode interpreter makes a big difference. I thought I might try.
Does Freetype need to be upgraded very often? Where do I check for new versions?
I would appreciate advice on fonts to use with the Desktop and applications like web browsers, and Open Office.
I am using this for a guide for .font.conf, but would appreciate any advice. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Font_Configuration

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Old 04-10-2011, 01:05 AM   #2
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The bytecode interpreter was disabled due to patent infringements. This is not longer true as the patent is outdated. Since version 2.4, the bytecode interpreter is enabled:
http://www.freetype.org/patents.html
Squeeze comes with version 2.4, so you're fine
http://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/freetype

Freetype is quite an old and matured library, so there shouldn't be any need to update it as long as Squeeze lives.

I'm not that much into fonts and never tweaked the configuration. Probably you'll have to try for yourself what setting you find to most please your eyes.

btw, in case you suffer from ugly web rendering, make sure to install "ttf-mscorefonts-installer".
http://packages.debian.org/de/squeez...onts-installer
 
  


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