Fontconfig & Freetype

Version: 
2.12.4 & 2.8.0
Release date: 
Sunday, 17 September, 2017

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A runtime and a developer package that combines Fontconfig and FreeType into one package in such a way that it should be easy to build a cairo-based Mozilla build. These libraries are used to better rendering fonts by the Mozilla suite and other open source programs.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

fontconfig-2.12.4-1.oc00 (04/09/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable
- updated to version 2.12.4 - use new scm_ macros - fixes ticket #168, #169
fontconfig-devel-2.12.4-1.oc00 (04/09/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable (note: development files, not needed by the end user)
freetype-2.8.0-1.oc00 (04/09/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable
updated source to 2.8.0
freetype-devel-2.8.0-1.oc00 (04/09/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable (note: development files, not needed by the end user)
fontconfig-debuginfo-2.12.4-1.oc00 (04/09/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable
freetype-debuginfo-2.8.0-1.oc00 (04/09/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack in destination folder considering your develop environment, runtime in PATH. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libcx libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd gcc libpng zlib

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Dependent libs for Mozilla suite builds, Fontconfig & Freetype runtime (17/9/2017, Dave Yeo)
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/util/mzfntcfgft_runtime_20170917.zip
Fontconfig & Freetype v. 2.8.0 (8/8/2017, KO Myung-Hun)
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/misc/freetype-2.8.zip
Dependent libs for older builds, e.g. Firefox v4 - Firefox 31.8esr, Fontconfig & Freetype runtime (29/8/2015, Dave Yeo)
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/util/mzfntcfgft_runtime_20150829.zip
Record updated last time on: 19/06/2019 - 04:15

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Just to be clear, the older fontconfig and freetype in the mzfntcfgft package are for older versions of Mozilla, eg Firefox v4 - Firefox 31.8esr

Thank you Dave, clarification added!

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