FontForge-20141126

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

[Note]

Note

The download link below obtains fontforge-2014-11-26-Unix-Source.tar.gz. This is not the correct name for the archive, because it saves the file as fontforge-20141126. The file should be renamed to the correct filename fontforge-20141126.tar.gz. You can achieve this automatically by using the command:

 wget -c https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge/releases/download/20141126/fontforge-2014-11-26-Unix-Source.tar.gz \
      -O fontforge-20141126.tar.gz

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-2.7.9, libspiro, libunicodenames, libuninameslist, and libzmq,

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

Installation of FontForge

Install FontForge by running the following commands:

rm -rf libltdl &&
./bootstrap    &&
./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --enable-gtk2-use \
            --disable-static  \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/fontforge-20141126 &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

rm -rf libltdl: This prevents the bootstrap command from failing if a recent version of libtool has been installed.

Contents

Installed Programs: fontforge, fontimage, fontlint and sfddiff
Installed Libraries: libfontforgeexe.so, libfontforge.so, libgdraw.so, libgioftp.so, libgunicode.so, libgutils.so, and /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/{fontforge,psMat}.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/fontforge, /usr/share/doc/fontforge-20141126 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 2014-12-13 00:16:59 +0000