These files are used and required by some of the Python scripts available in the other repositories.
For FontLab scripts, put these files in
For the remaining scripts, put these files in the same folder as the script, or put them in one of the folders listed by
kern feature writer modules
Example code for using
WriteFeaturesKernFDK as a module in RoboFont:
import os import WriteFeaturesKernFDK f = CurrentFont() minKern = 5 writeTrimmed = False writeSubtables = False instanceFolder = os.path.dirname(f.path) WriteFeaturesKernFDK.KernDataClass(f, instanceFolder, minKern, writeTrimmed, writeSubtables)
Example code for a Python file that uses
WriteFeaturesKernFDK from the command line:
import sys import os from defcon import Font import WriteFeaturesKernFDK ufo = os.path.normpath(sys.argv[-1]) f = Font(ufo) minKern = 3 writeTrimmed = False writeSubtables = True instanceFolder = os.path.dirname(f.path) WriteFeaturesKernFDK.KernDataClass(f, instanceFolder, minKern, writeTrimmed, writeSubtables)
kernFeatureWriter.py module is currently in development.
It produces the same results as the old
WriteFeaturesKernFDK.py module, but it can be used directly from the command line, in a more seamless way:
python kernFeatureWriter.py font.ufo python kernFeatureWriter.py font.ufo -min 5
The main motivation for writing this new module were problems with kerning subtable overflow.
mark feature writer module
Example code for a Python file that uses the
WriteFeaturesMarkFDK module from the command line:
import os import sys import WriteFeaturesMarkFDK from robofab.world import RFont fontPath = sys.argv[-1] font = RFont(fontPath) genMkmkFeature = True writeClassesFile = False indianScriptsFormat = False trimCasingTags = False WriteFeaturesMarkFDK.MarkDataClass(font, os.path.dirname(font.path), trimCasingTags, genMkmkFeature, writeClassesFile, indianScriptsFormat)
Support module for FontLab scripts. Defines commonly used functions and globals.
This module converts between a FontLab glyph and a bez file data string. Used by the OutlineCheck and AutoHint scripts, to convert FL glyphs to bez programs as needed by C libraries that do the hard work.
Module to export FontLab class-kerning to UFO. It needs to be called with a FL font object (
fl.font), and a prefixOption. The prefixOption is used for renaming kerning classes to various UFO-styles.
If the prefixOption is
None, class names will be prefixed with to @L_ and @R_ to keep track of their side (in case they need to be converted the opposite way and re-imported to FL).
The prefixOptions are:
'MM': convert class names to MetricsMachine-compatible group names
'UFO3': convert to UFO3-style class names
usage (one of the three):
kernExport.ClassKerningToUFO(fl.font) kernExport.ClassKerningToUFO(fl.font, prefixOption='MM') kernExport.ClassKerningToUFO(fl.font, prefixOption='UFO3')