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 FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)            FreeType 2.10.4            FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)
                                October 2020

      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
      compilation 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
      wrapper 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
      program invocation.

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

           Return the executable prefix value of the installed FreeType
           library (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.

           Return compiler flags for linking with the installed FreeType

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 FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)            FreeType 2.10.4            FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)
                                October 2020

           Return compiler flags for compiling against the installed
           FreeType library.

           Make command line options display flags for static linking.

           Show help and exit.

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

           Override --prefix value with PREFIX.  This also sets --exec-
           prefix=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
      directories, and pkg-config(1) is not available, the output from
      option --libs might be incomplete.  It is thus recommended to use the
      pkg-config(1) interface instead, which is able to correctly resolve
      all dependencies.

      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

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