Do you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android device? You have enjoyed high quality text rendering of both TrueType and OpenType fonts (perhaps even subconsciously) thanks to my work on the FreeType rendering engine.
FreeType is used in hundreds of millions of computers, but no single company employs me (Werner Lemberg) directly to work on it. I am constantly improving it, adding new features, relentlessly driving up quality, and responding to other developers’ requests.
If your company is using FreeType in your product, and you care about continuing support and further development, please contribute to my funding effort so I can continue to bring the best text rendering to your devices.
Besides user support and fixing bugs, your money will help me implement the following issues:
Support for the WOFF web-font format which has recently become a W3C recommendation.
Extending FreeType’s auto-hinting module to cover more scripts. Planned modifications are the dis-unification of the very broad `latin’ category to get a more fine-grained control over Cyrillic and Greek, for example. Other new targets are Arabic, Hebrew, and Indic scripts.
Better support of the already existing script engines in the auto-hinter, especially to handle glyphs which are only accessible via OpenType features.
Controlling modules in general, for example adjusting the glyph cache size values or selecting the TrueType rasterizer version.