How to Install FreeType 2.8 в Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04


FreeType, a freely available software library to render fonts, е достигнал 2.8 пускане. Ето как да го инсталирате чрез ЗОП в Ubuntu.

FreeType 2.8 features complete support for CFF2 and OpenType Variation Fonts, a new function `FT_Face_Properties’, 25 more scripts added to the auto-hinter, and various fixes.

Changes between FreeType 2.7.1 да се 2.8.0:

  • Support for OpenType Variation Fonts is now complete.
  • A new function `FT_Face_Properties’ allows the control of some module and library properties per font
  • Support for following more scripts added to the auto-hinter:
    • Adlam, Avestan, Bamum, Buhid, Carian, Chakma, Coptic, Cypriot, Deseret, Glagolitic, Gothic, Kayah, Lisu, N’Ko, Ol Chiki, Old Turkic, Osage, Osmanya, Saurashtra, Shavian, Sundanese, Tai Viet, Tifinagh, Unified Canadian Syllabics, Vai
  • `Light’ auto-hinting mode no longer uses TrueType metrics for TrueType fonts.
  • And see more тук.

Install FreeType 2.8 via PPA in Ubuntu:

Stefan Glasenhardt’s PPA has built the 2.8 release for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, и техните производни.

1. За да добавите ЗОП, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glasen/freetype2

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason), read the ppa description and hit Enter.

2. Then you can upgrade the FreeType library via Software Updater:

Or install it via commands in terminal:

ап актуализация && sudo apt install freetype2-demos


To restore the FreeType library to the stock version in your Ubuntu main repository, purge the PPA via command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:glasen/freetype2

Or you can remove PPA, which does not affect installed FreeType2 library, via Software & Updates utility Other Software tab.


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