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FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)	    General Commands Manual	    FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)

       freetype-config - Get information about a libfreetype installation

       freetype-config [options]

       freetype-config	returns	 information  needed for compiling and linking
       programs	with the FreeType library, such	as linker flags	 and  compila-
       tion  parameters.   Alternatively,  it can be used to query information
       about the FreeType library version installed on the system, such	as the
       installation (directory path) prefix or the FreeType version number.

       If  pkg-config(1) is found in the path, freetype-config acts as a wrap-
       per for pkg-config.

       This program is part of the FreeType package.

       There are two types of options: output/display selection	 options,  and
       path override options.

   Output selection options
       Only  one  of the output	selection options should be given at each pro-
       gram invocation.

	      Return the prefix	value of the installed FreeType	 library  (the
	      default prefix will be `/usr' in most cases for distribution-in-
	      stalled packages).

	      Return the executable prefix value of the	installed FreeType li-
	      brary (will often	be the same as the prefix value).

	      Return  the  FreeType version number, directly derived from file

	      Return the `libtool version' of the FreeType library.

	      Return the library name for linking with libtool.

       --libs Return compiler flags for	linking	with  the  installed  FreeType

	      Return  compiler	flags  for  compiling  against	the  installed
	      FreeType library.

	      Make command line	options	display	flags for static linking.

       --help Show help	and exit.

   Path	override options
       These affect any	selected output	option,	except the libtool version re-
       turned by --version.

	      Override --prefix	value with PREFIX.  This also sets --exec-pre-
	      fix=PREFIX if option --exec-prefix is not	explicitly given.

	      Override --exec-prefix value with	EPREFIX.

       In case the libraries FreeType links to are located in non-standard di-
       rectories,  and	pkg-config(1) is not available,	the output from	option
       --libs might be incomplete.  It is thus recommended to use the pkg-con-
       fig(1) interface	instead, which is able to correctly resolve all	depen-

       Setting --exec-prefix (either explicitly	or  implicitly)	 might	return
       incorrect  results  if combined with option --static.  The same problem
       can occur if you	set the	SYSROOT	environment variable.

       This    manual	 page	 was	contributed    by    Nis     Martensen
       <>,	with  further  refinements  from  the FreeType

FreeType 2.10.2			   May 2020		    FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)


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