[Fontconfig] Upgrade freetype in XFree86

Jeffery Zhao zhaoxier at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 23 13:04:21 EST 2003

I am a newbie. Now I meet some problems. Wish you can help. I have a type of Chinese fonts that has private style. I want it to be show in the linux KDE Platform just like TrueType fonts or others, and I hope my fonts will be showed in font’s style list when you use the OpenOffice writer. I have read the freetype’s documents and found it is a good choice for me to write my font’s driver. But I am confused by the fowling problems:
1. Can freetype complete what I want? If not, any suggestion?
2. How to install freetype2 to the linux? Should I replace the source of freetype2 in Xfree86 with my freetype and then compile and install xfree86 again? 
3. What should I do when I want to debug the code?
4. This moring I acted as freetype 2.14 INSTALL.UNX to upgrade freetype on Redhat linux 9.01:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make install
cp /usr/lib/libfreetype.a /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a (because I found that startx will load /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a, which don't be upgraded by make install)
After doing above all, I used "startx", but it failed , I checked the log, which shows the following message:
Duplicate symbol BitOrderInvert in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a:truetype.o
Also defined in (built-in)

Thanks a lot!
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