freetype2 and Mac OS X

I am preparing to install matplotlib on a Mac OS X system (10.3.4). The installation page says I need to install freetype2.

I already have Apple's X11 and X11sdk. I noticed that /usr/X11R6/lib contains libfreetype.a and libfreetype.dylib (the latter is a pointer to libfreetype.6.3.dylib).

Is this what I need? If so, how do I tell matplotlib to use it?

Also, if this is the same thing, any idea what "6.3" means in libfreetype.6.3.dylib? The tar file I got from the freetype web site is named freetype-2.1.9.tar, so it doesn't appear to make sense as a version number.

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