[Mageia-dev] why not disable bytecode interpreter in freetype2 ?

You-Cheng Hsieh yochenhsieh at gmail.com
Fri May 13 11:51:15 CEST 2011

2011/5/13 Zé <mmodem00 at gmail.com>:
> 2011/5/13 Zé <mmodem00 at gmail.com>:
>> Thats a fact, but hat should happen is that freetype2 should have
>> bytecode interpreter disabled by default, since so far users prefer
>> it.
> Seams Fedora choosed to finally fix it, it reverted freetype2 with a
> patch to disable bytecode interpreter. ->
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=547532
> Why dont we also do the same thing?
> Since theres users complaining about it, why not solve it once for all?
> --

Is this thread asking to _disable_ bytecode interpreter?

Please don't do that. Bacause pdf which embedded with Windows Chinese
fonts will look like this if you disabled bytecode interpreter:

For years we have to either rebuild freetype, or use plf package.
Since there's no patent problems now, I beg you, seriously, please do
not disable bytecode interpreter in freetype.


You-Cheng Hsieh

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