Fedora 21 Update: ttfautohint-1.2-1.fc21

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2014-13246
2014-10-19 02:13:41
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Name        : ttfautohint
Product     : Fedora 21
Version     : 1.2
Release     : 1.fc21
URL         : http://www.freetype.org/ttfautohint
Summary     : Automated hinting utility for TrueType fonts
Description :
This is a utility which takes a TrueType font as the input, removes its
bytecode instructions (if any), and returns a new font where all glyphs
are bytecode hinted using the information given by FreeType's autohinting
module. The idea is to provide the excellent quality of the autohinter on
platforms which don't use FreeType.

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Update Information:

New in Version 1.2 (2014-Oct-06)
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* It is now possible to control the hinting process at a very low level using a 'control instructions' file.  Right now, two modes are supported:
-- Adding segments and changing segment directions.
-- Applying delta exceptions.  Note that this doesn't really work in ClearType. Please see the documentation for a description and a small tutorial. 

In the TTY front-end, use option `--control-file` to load such a file.

* Support for input file watching in ttfautohintGUI: If the 'Watch Input File' box is checked, the program automatically regenerates the output file as soon as the input font or control instructions file gets modified.

The idea is to dock ttfautohintGUI to your favourite font and text editor instead of adding a cheap text editor to ttfautohintGUI itself.

* With the new option `--fallback-stem-width` it is now possible to set a default stem width for all scripts that lack proper standard characters in the font.

* Add alias `--adjust-subglyphs` for option `--pre-hinting` to better describe its functionality.  The short form `-p` stays unchanged.

* New option `--ttfa-table` to add an SFNT table `TTFA` to the output font, containing an ASCII dump of all used ttfautohint parameters (including control instructions).  Right now, this is mainly for archiving purposes. 

Forthcoming versions of ttfautohint will be able to re-use this data if a font gets re-processed.

* A harmless buglet was fixed that made the `glyf` table too large by one byte under some circumstances.

* A bug fix taken from FreeType, correcting a crash for unusual outlines.

* Better handling of TTC files.

* New library options `error-callback` and `error-callback-data` for improved diagnostics. [No change in the front-ends except better error messages.]

* Many other, minor fixes and improvements.
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #1150564 - ttfautohint-1.2 is available
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1150564
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use
su -c 'yum update ttfautohint' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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