Adobe Open-Sources CFF Rasterizer For FreeType
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 2 May 2013 at 10:59 AM EDT. 21 Comments
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.
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via

Related Free Software News
Popular News
Trending Reviews & Featured Articles