Lycoris switches from Freetype to BItstream's btX2

Posted by VISITOR on Jun 15, 2004 11:54 PM EDT; By Mark Whittinger
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Lycoris has announced they are switching from Freetype to btX2 from Bitstream. A great interview with the technical staff regarding why fonts will look better in Lycoris' Desktop/LX 1.4.

Desktop Linux maker Lycoris has teamed up with Bitstream with a series of joint initiatives that seek to make font and readability issues a priority for Linux users. By licensing Bitstream's btX2 font rendering engine for its entire product line, Lycoris is aiming to ensure that its customers sit up and take notice of an area gaining interest for users and operating system makers alike. Lycoris's efforts to delivering a richer experience are not limited to users of its own Linux distributions, however. The Maple Valley, WA-based company is also raising awareness of the increasing number of Linux compatible fonts, and is making them available to users of all Linux desktops, as well as to Mac OS X and Windows users.

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