A list of paid, free or open source C++ (C plus plus) font libraries, plugins and tools for parsing and manipulating font files including font renderer and text shaping engine and more. Sourced under a creative commons. This list will be updated regularly. Email over the URL, if you wish to be included.

C++ font parsing libraries

  • Fontconfig – Font configuration and customization library. [MIT] website
  • FreeType – FreeType is a freely available software library to render fonts. [FTL & GPLv2]
  • otfcc – A C library and utility used for parsing and writing OpenType font files. [Apache-2.0]
  • harfbuzz – A text shaping engine. [Old MIT]

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