[fpc-pascal] Font reading library

Darius Blaszyk dhkblaszyk at zeelandnet.nl
Fri Apr 1 23:46:12 CEST 2011

On Apr 1, 2011, at 10:31 PM, Helmut Hartl wrote:

> Am 01.04.11 18:52, schrieb dhkblaszyk at zeelandnet.nl:
>>  On Fri, 1 Apr 2011 18:44:02 +0200 (CEST), Michael Van Canneyt
>>  <michael at freepascal.org>  wrote:
>>> On Fri, 1 Apr 2011, Darius Blaszyk wrote:
>>>> As it happens, I stumbled across this one just now. Supposedly this
>>>> is a native freetype implementation. I did not check it out yet, so if
>>>> you get to it, please let me know how it works for you. I'm also
>>>> interested in implementing this for you own library.
>>>> http://www.koders.com/delphi/fidEAE4D251909342259720229735A9CBF6C74B15AB.aspx?s=delphi+freetype#L40
>>> Hm. It would be good to have this as an alternative to freetype in
>>> fcl-image.
>>> Is it still maintained ?
>>  I doubt it. The freetype library originates from here:
>>  http://sourceforge.net/projects/fornix/ as far as I can tell. The last
>>  release from this project is already more than 3y old.
>>  But I agree, it would be interesting to have it included.
>>  Darius
> So far i can remeber, this is the original old Freetype source in pascal,
> (It was originally written in pascal and then rewritten in C).
> It's not maintained anymore - but imho has nothing todo with fornix ?
> (Have a look at : http://www.freetype.org/freetype1/index.html,
> and the name of the authors ...)
It was the fornix project that supplied the sources. Couldn't find any other reference out there. But you must be right. I haven't investigated this any further.


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