Font tools, collaboration practices, open typography

Registered by Iain Farrell on 2010-10-12

- Look at the tools for font development available open source
- Discussion of gaps

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Ivanka Majic
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Progress on this spec could be easier by looking at the various tools and utilities big and small already available on http://packages.debian.org/sid/open-font-design-toolkit http://search.cpan.org/~mhosken/Font-TTF-Scripts/ and http://utilities.open-fonts.org/

Useful targets could be getting FontLab python scripts to work in fontforge, growing the available QA tools and providing better frontends and overall integration. The LibreGraphicsMeeting community plans sessions on usability review of the existing open font design toolkit.

There is a related spec: https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/font-design-toolkit

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