I am pleased to announce the first release (version 0.1) of TTF/Ruby,
under the terms of the GNU GPL.

TTF/Ruby is a pure Ruby library to read and write TrueType fonts.

Tables supported are :

- Cmap *
- Cvt *
- Fpgm *
- Gasp
- Glyf
- Head
- Hhea
- Hmtx
- Kern *
- OS/2
- Post *
- Prep *
- Vhea
- Vmtx

(Tables marked with an * are only partially supported)

API documentation is written directly in the source code and may be
generated with the following command-line:

$ rdoc -main "Font::TTF::File"

As you noticed, this release is marked 0.1 so do not expect API
compatibility for the next releases.

The tarball also ships some useful tools (and proofs of concept) based
on TTF/Ruby.

ttfdump: a command-line tool to extract informations about a font.

ttfsubset: a tool which from a font and an input file generates a
subset from this font containing only characters in the input file.
Maybe useful to embed a lighter version of a font in a document or in
an embedded system.

ttfcairoglyphviewer: renders a selected glyph using Ruby/GTK, Rcairo
and TTF/Ruby. It also displays markers for corner points, curve control
points, and implicit points.

ttfglyph2svg: prints to stdout a selected glyph in SVG format.

Comments are of course welcome. And there is a large TODO list for the
braves ;-)

I would like to thank Evermore Software, China, where I am currently an
intern, for giving me the permission to release this project (which
started as a prototype for a Java program).

Download: http://www.mblondel.org/files/ttf-ruby/ttf-ruby-0.1.tar.gz