[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFP: trufont -- cross-platform ufo3 font editor
wdg at debian.org
Sat Nov 28 16:42:46 UTC 2015
On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 12:56:03PM -0500, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name : trufont
> Version : 0.1.0
> Upstream Author : Adrien Tétar <adri-from-59 at hotmail.fr>
> * URL : https://trufont.github.io/
> * License : GPLv3 or LGPLv2.1
> Programming Lang: Python
> Description : cross-platform ufo3 font editor
> TruFont is a cross-platform font editor designed to work with the UFO
> font interchange format (http://www.unifiedfontobject.org/).
> in CAEozd0yu6sfGh1iZaOpXsF0w_nHPPn94kgMe8DbrdRi7RYoaVQ at mail.gmail.com,
> Dave Crossland writes:
> > I thought I'd announce here that Adrien Tétar - one of the most active
> > FontForge developers in the last year or so - has started a new and clean
> > UFOv3 font editor project that I see as a replacement to FontForge.
> > There's a longer discussion about the history and context for this here:
> > http://typedrawers.com/discussion/1165/introducing-trufont-world-s-first-native-ufo3-font-editor-fully-cross-platform
> > I invite all FontForge users and developers to join the TruFont project and
> > help make a transition. However, TruFont is still in an early stage, so for
> > type designers dedicated to using libre software, using both editors will
> > be needed for a while... :)
> Packaging TruFont for debian may need the creation/inclusion of
> several other python3 font-related libraries, as found in
> requirements.txt of the source code, which currently contains:
I haven't noticed anything about this on the pkg-fonts list so am forwarding
there for comment/(volunteers?).
Er, looks like he is using personal forks of defcon and robofab which are
already being packaged from the upstream github branches to be used by afdko.
It might be that the trufont guy has made modifications to use them with python3.
fonttools is uptodate with the latest release.
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