upgrade to FreeType 2.5

Bug #1203012 reported by Sandra Karuving on 2013-07-19
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
freetype (Debian)
Fix Released
freetype (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

With release 2.5 there are much improvements. for the normal user (eyes) we get a MUCH better font renderin with almost all fonts and application. I think thats because of the new Adobe's CFF module.

so please upgrade to the Version 2.5.x with enabled and active Adobe's CFF. You can test it with ppa:
(dont forget to clear your cache)


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: libfreetype6 2.4.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.10.0-3.12-generic 3.10.1
Uname: Linux 3.10.0-3-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.11-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jul 19 12:49:27 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-06-06 (42 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: freetype
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-06-17 (31 days ago)

Sandra Karuving (lumks) wrote :
tags: added: upgrade-software-version
Logan Rosen (logan) on 2013-07-24
Changed in freetype (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

If possible we should make this a debian merge again. i have filed the bug in debian and linked it above.

Changed in freetype (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, I've uploaded the new version

Changed in freetype (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package freetype -

freetype ( trusty; urgency=low

  * debian/control: build-depends on libpng12-dev
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:03:49 +0100

Changed in freetype (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in freetype (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Sergio Callegari (callegar) wrote :

Any chance it may be ported to saucy?

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