[Fontconfig] FreeType now includes Infinality subpixel support

Infinality infinality at infinality.net
Sat Jun 23 07:10:29 PDT 2012

On 06/21/2012 02:33 AM, pgajdos at suse.cz wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 09:56:14PM -0500, Infinality wrote:
>> like OpenSUSE are planning on using subpixel hinting by default now that it's
> Hmm, I have packaged fontconfig-infinality for users that are able to
> compile Freetype with subpixel rendering. We surely cannot ship this
> library with subpixel hinting support compiled in if this is covered
> by patents as described for example here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subpixel_rendering#Patents
> So strict lawyer's clarification is needed here.

I'm certainly no lawyer, but my understanding is that subpixel related 
patents have expired:

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