Currently the freetype/pango path is the default for Mac and Linux desktop, and T2K is the default for embedded arm.
Embedded was an exception to the Linux family due to problems building freetype/pango, which have been fixed (
Now we can choose to enable or maintain the status quo. Proper testing for regressions should happen before we make this choice.
We may choose to not change the default because it would add an additional set of native dependencies.