The FreeType engine is a free and portable TrueType font rendering engine. It has been developed to provide TT support to a great variety of platforms and environments. Note that FreeType is a *library*. It is not a font server for your favorite platform, even though it was designed to be used in many of them. Note also that it is *not* a complete text-rendering library. Its purpose is simply to open and manage font files, as well as load, hint and render individual glyphs efficiently. You can also see it as a "TrueType driver" for a higher-level library, though rendering text with it is extremely easy, as demo-ed by the test programs. This package contains several programs bundled with the FreeType engine for testing and demonstration purposes.