Prettier Fonts Coming Your Way
Jul 28, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)
"There was a time when Linux was notorious for having what was
called "fugly" fonts. Things improved a bit over the years, but
thanks to expiring patents things are about to get even better.
"Freetype is the font service most, if not all, Linux
distributions use to simplify and standardize the process of
forming font images from basic key character elements such as lines
and curves. In other words, it's what is used in Linux to make text
on your computer monitor's screen. Other engines are available and
some applications even come with their own, but for the most part
Linux and many applications for Linux rely upon Freetype."