This document presents the core conventions used within the FreeType library to manage font and glyph data. It is a must-read for all developers who need to understand digital typography, especially if you want to use the FreeType 2 library in your projects.

I. Basic Typographic Concepts

II. Glyph Outlines

III. Glyph Metrics

IV. Kerning

V. Text Processing

VI. FreeType Outlines

VII. FreeType Bitmaps