Free font software

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Mon Nov 4 08:33:12 CST 2019

> On Nov 4, 2019, at 6:30 AM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> At 04:30 PM 3/11/2019 -0600, Bob Yates wrote:
>> Sorry don't know how to respond directly
> There's always the last resort of ctl-C copy and a text editor?
> Have you (or anyone here) actually tried Fontforge?
> I had a go back in mid 2018, and then it seemed to be semi-abandoned,
> full of bugs, poorly documented and possibly unworkable.
> Or at least I fell off the 'learning cliff' and couldn't achieve what
> I wanted. Admittedly the subject is extremely complicated, so maybe it
> was just me and my 60+ year old brain.

I haven't done all that much with it, but yes, I've used it, and it seemed fine.

> Gave up on Fontforge and decided to buy a commercial font utility (with
> real manuals) next time I have enough spare cash. (Which hasn't happened yet.)

One problem with commercial tools is that they generally are for Windows, which I don't want to use.


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