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FreeType is a software library that implements a font engine. It is used to rasterize characters into bitmaps and provides support for other font-related operations.

As of May 2006, the latest version of FreeType is FreeType 2.2.1, which supports an assortment of font formats, including TrueType, Type 1, and OpenType. FreeType is open source, available for use under the GNU General Public License or a license similar to the original BSD license (with the advertising clause).