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Prettier Fonts Coming Your Way

Jul 28, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."

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