freetype: Update to version 2.11.0

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Series freetype: Update to version 2.11.0 | expand

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Adolf Belka Sept. 7, 2021, 11:02 a.m. UTC
- Update from 2.10.4 to 2.11.0
- Update rootfile
- Changelog
   CHANGES BETWEEN 2.10.4 and 2.11.0
       - A new rendering module has been added to create 8-bit Signed Distance Field (SDF)
         bitmaps for both outline and bitmap glyphs. The new rendering mode is called
         `FT_RENDER_MODE_SDF`, the pixel mode is `FT_PIXEL_MODE_GRAY8`, and the
         corresponding raster flag is `FT_RASTER_FLAG_SDF`. This work was Anuj Verma's
         GSoC 2020 project.
       - A new, experimental API is now available for surfacing properties of 'COLR' v1
         color fonts (as the name says, this is an extension to the 'COLR' table for
         outline color fonts using the SFNT container format). 'COLR' v1 fonts are a
         recently proposed addition to OFF and OpenType; specification work currently
         happens in 'COLR' v1 is
         expected to be merged to OpenType; the ISO standardisation process for adding
         'COLR' v1 as an amendment to OFF is underway. Functions similar to the already
         existing 'COLR' API have been added to access the corresponding data.
         FT_Get_Color_Glyph_Paint Retrieve the root paint for a given glyph ID.
         FT_Get_Paint_Layers Access the layers of a `PaintColrLayers` table.
         FT_Get_Colorline_Stops Retrieve the 'color stops' on a color line. As an input,
         a color stop iterator gets used, which in turn is retrieved from a paint.
         FT_Get_Paint Dereference an `FT_OpaquePaint` object and retrieve the
         corresponding `FT_COLR_Paint` object, which contains details on how to draw the
         respective 'COLR' v1 `Paint` table.
       - FreeType has moved its infrastructure to
         A side effect is that the git repositories are now called `freetype.git` and
         `freetype-demos.git`, which by default expand to the directories `freetype` and
         `freetype-demos`, respectively. The documentation has been updated accordingly.
         FreeType's Savannah repositories will stay; they are now mirrors of the
         '' repositories.
       - A new function `FT_Get_Transform` returns the values set by `FT_Set_Transform`.
       - A new configuration macro `FT_DEBUG_LOGGING` is available. It provides extended
         debugging capabilities for FreeType, for example showing a time stamp or
         displaying the component a tracing message comes from. See file `docs/DEBUG` for
         more information. This work was Priyesh Kumar's GSoC 2020 project.
       - The legacy Type 1 and CFF engines are further demoted due to lack of CFF2
         charstring support. You now need to use `FT_Property_Set` to enable them besides
       - The experimental 'warp' mode (AF_CONFIG_OPTION_USE_WARPER) for the auto-hinter
         has been removed.
       - The smooth rasterizer performance has been improved by >10%. Note that due to
         necessary code changes there might be very subtle differences in rendering. They
         are not visible by the eye, however.
       - PCF bitmap fonts compressed with LZW (these are usually files with the extension
         `.pcf.Z`) are now handled correctly.
       - Improved Meson build files, including support to build the FreeType demo programs.
       - A new demo program `ftsdf` is available to display Signed Distance Fields of
       - The `ftlint` demo program has been extended to do more testing of its input. In
         particular, it can display horizontal and vertical acutances for quality
         assessment, together with computing MD5 checksums of rendered glyphs. [The
         acutance measures how sharply the pixel coverage changes at glyph edges. For
         monochrome bitmaps, it is always 2.0 in either X or Y direction. For
         anti-aliased bitmaps, it depends on the hinting and the shape of a glyph and
         might approach or even reach value 2.0 for glyphs like 'I', 'L', '+', '-', or
         '=', while it might be lower for glyphs like 'O', 'S', or 'W'.]
       - The `ttdebug` demo program didn't show changed point coordinates (bug introduced
         in version 2.10.3).
       - It is now possible to adjust the axis increment for variable fonts in the
         `ftmulti` demo program.
       - It is now possible to change the hinting engine in the `ftstring` demo program.
       - The graphical demo programs work better now in native color depth on win32 and

Signed-off-by: Adolf Belka <>
 config/rootfiles/common/freetype | 3 ++-
 lfs/freetype                     | 4 ++--
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


diff --git a/config/rootfiles/common/freetype b/config/rootfiles/common/freetype
index 194253601..24e9682e6 100644
--- a/config/rootfiles/common/freetype
+++ b/config/rootfiles/common/freetype
@@ -32,6 +32,7 @@ 
@@ -58,7 +59,7 @@ 
diff --git a/lfs/freetype b/lfs/freetype
index 8a93ad0e9..4dbf41eb5 100644
--- a/lfs/freetype
+++ b/lfs/freetype
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ 
 include Config
-VER        = 2.10.4
+VER        = 2.11.0
 THISAPP    = freetype-$(VER)
 DL_FILE    = $(THISAPP).tar.xz
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@  objects = $(DL_FILE)
-$(DL_FILE)_MD5 = 0e6c0e9b218be3ba3e26e1d23b1c80dd
+$(DL_FILE)_MD5 = f931582653774e310ed3a7e49b7167a3
 install : $(TARGET)