[MPlayer-users] freetype questions

Jindrich Makovicka makovick at KMLinux.fjfi.cvut.cz
Thu Sep 5 11:21:02 CEST 2002

On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 10:42:56AM -0400, gabor wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> hi,
> i tried the new ttf font support ... it's very nice :-)
> 2 questions:
> 1. is it really needed to have freetype 2.1?
> 	i tried it some time ago, and it was enough to have freetype2,
> 	but then i tried it yesterday and it needed freetype2.1..
> i'm only asking because my distribution simply doesn't provide
> freetype2.1 yet ( i had to find it on the net ), and it worked with
> freetype2.0 before .. actually after i compiled/installed mplayer, i
> went back to freetype2.0 rpms, and mplayer is still working :-))
> so is mplayer using something freetype2.1 specific? it doesn't look like
> that...

some people (read: Arpi ;) experienced segfaults due to some bugs in ft 2.0.
you can modify the test in configure, but it's at your own risk.

> 2. -subcp, -subfont-encoding... they both do the same, both work ( i
> tried ).... so which one is recommended ( will -subcp become
> deprecated?)?

yes, they do the same, but at the opposite ends of the pipe. -subcp
converts the input files to unicode while -subfont-encoding causes the font
generator produce a font with the given encoding.

i would recommend -subcp. -subfont-encoding will be deprecated when font
support eventually goes completely unicode.

> thanks,
> gabor

Jindrich Makovicka

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