<Edit 04/01> Freetype2 library is used in Synfig to render Text Layer until 0.64.0.
Now is Cairo Or Freetype based on original render method (usually called “Software”) user choice. <End Edit 04/01>
FreeType is a freely available software library to render fonts.
It is written in C, designed to be small, efficient, highly customizable, and portable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font format
Note that the FreeType documentation is also available as a single archive from the download page.
The FreeType Project - Lists
Text layer is rendered using Cairo only if you choose Cairo render. Freetype is still in use with the original render method (usually called “Software”)
sif file are stored in xml format.
synfig used libxmlplusplus library to parse xml files
Although the Gtkmm documentation is a must bookmark in your browser, this is a recent addition that would be interesting to keep in mind:
developer.gnome.org/gtkmm-tutor … ms.html.en
git.gnome.org/browse/gtkmm-docu … ultithread
mail.gnome.org/archives/gtkmm-l … 00055.html
“Boost Program Options is (just) a dependency of the synfig cli”
boost.org/doc/libs/1_54_0/do … tions.html
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