FontForge-2.0.20141014

Introduction to FontForge

The FontForge package contains an outline font editor that lets you create your own postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, multi-master, cff, svg and bitmap (bdf, FON, NFNT) fonts, or edit existing ones.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

FontForge Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

giflib-5.1.0, libjpeg-turbo-1.3.1, libpng-1.6.15, LibTIFF-4.0.3, Pango-1.36.8, Python-2.7.8, libspiro, libunicodenames, libuninameslist, and libzmq,

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/fontforge

Installation of FontForge

Install FontForge by running the following commands:

./bootstrap &&
./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --enable-gtk2-use \
            --disable-static  \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/fontforge-20141014 &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Contents

Installed Programs: fontforge, fontimage, fontlint and sfddiff
Installed Libraries: libfontforgeexe.so, libfontforge.so, libgdraw.so, libgioftp.so, libgunicode.so and libgutils.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/fontforge, /usr/share/doc/fontforge-20141014 and /usr/share/fontforge

Short Descriptions

fontforge

is a program that allows you to create and modify font files.

fontimage

is a program that produces an image showing representative glyphs of the font.

fontlint

is a program that checks the font for certain common errors.

sfddiff

is a program that compares two font files.

Last updated on 2014-10-21 16:56:11 +0000