From: John H. Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 18:49:30 EST
Cupertino 11/8/02: Today the Apple Font Group released its new suite of
Unix command line font tools for OSX.
These can be downloaded free from http://developer.apple.com/fonts/.
The automatically installed 4.8 Mb package includes the tools, user
documentation, and a 60-page tutorial.
To use this package, you need to be running OSX 10.2. Everything is
automatically configured by the installer. You just add fonts to taste.
Working with text sources for many of the tables in an sfnt font
structure is a powerful and efficient way to develop, debug and manage
font sources. E.g. use ftxdumperfuser to solve cmap and postname
glitches once and for all in .ttf, .otf and CFF format fonts.
With this release, Apple has converted its text dump formats to XML and
will be continuing to refine the XML formats in future releases.
No previous experience of Unix is necessary as the 60-page tutorial
takes you step-by-step through useful font editing proceses with an
accompanying set of ready-worked live demo files.
Applications in The Font Tool Suite are:
* The Apple Font Tool Suite Manual (51 pages)
* Tool Quick Reference (8 pages)
* Tutorial (62 pages)
* Tutorial Command Summary (8 pages)
John H. Jenkins
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