Adobe has open-sourced their advanced CFF rasterizer for the FreeType project. This Adobe contribution, along with the support of Google, will improve FreeType font rendering on Linux and other platforms.
The Adobe CFF engine is an advanced CFF rasterizer, for the Compact Font Format. FreeType font rendering is used on Linux, Android, Chrome OS, and other platforms. Right now the Adobe CFF code pushed into FreeType is considered beta and ready for testing.
More details along with some font rendering examples using the new engine can be found in this open-source Google blog post