OFDK (Open Font Design/Development toolKit) - open font utilities

The OFDK (Open Font Design/Development toolKit)

The OFDK is a (loose and non-exhaustive) collection of font design/development software released under licenses complying with the Open Source Definition. (the planet.open-fonts.org service has outgrown its usefullness).

The font design and production workflows are changing for the better. New editors are smarter and allow designers to take advantage of open formats and scriptability. We embrace this trend because we think that being able to adjust and shape our own tools makes us better designers and script engineers. We highly prefer read/write tools and open formats.

The components of the OFDK are listed here:
Smith (BSD), pySILfont (MIT), Font::TTF (Artistic2), Font::TTF::Scripts (Artistic2), Fonttools TTX (BSD), pyFontaine (GPL3), Fontbakery (Apache2), Gucharmap (GPL3+), Freetype ttfautohint (FTL, GPL2), Graphite (LGPL2.1+-MPL2-GPL2+), GRaide (GRAphite Integrated Development Environment) (LGPL2.1+), ots (opentype sanitizer) (BSD), HarfBuzz (hb-view) (MIT), fontconfig (BSD-like), fontview (GPL2), wofftools (BSD), font testing page (MIT, CC-BY-SA 3.0 for content), XeTeX (MIT), TeXLive (MIT), FontForge (GPL3, BSD) Fontproof (MIT) SILE (MIT)

With Debian, Ubuntu or a derivative, type: sudo apt-get install open-font-design-toolkit
With Fedora, Redhat or a derivative, type: su -c "yum groupinstall font-design"
This will install a selection of tools to do open font design. Many of these can also work cross-platform or directly from your browser, otherwise you can always spin up a Virtual Machine in your preferred environment like macOS or Windows.

The corresponding open formats with published royalty-free specs are: UFO, SFD, FEA, WOFF, OFF.

Here are also a few scripts to help with tasks in the open font design workflow(s). Enjoy and have fun making open fonts!
Icon  Name                             Last modified      Size  Description
[TXT] fontlicense.py 2018-05-22 14:13 2.5K Python script [TXT] font2fea.py 2018-05-22 14:13 1.3K Python script [TXT] fontforge-open-font-folders.py 2015-04-12 17:17 806 Python script [TXT] fontforge-open-scripts-folder.py 2015-04-12 17:16 491 Python script [TXT] fontforge-generate-install.py 2015-04-12 17:15 1.8K Python script [TXT] fontversion.py 2014-09-17 19:41 2.7K Python script [TXT] txtfontcoverage.pl 2014-01-14 11:53 2.0K Perl Script [TXT] ttfcoverage.pl 2014-01-14 11:53 884 Perl Script [TXT] odffonts.py 2014-01-14 11:53 1.6K Python script [TXT] nautilus-install-fonts.sh 2014-01-14 11:53 1.7K Shell Script [TXT] fontTM.py 2014-01-14 11:53 2.1K Python script [TXT] fontnames.py 2014-01-14 11:53 2.6K Python script [TXT] fontlog.py 2014-01-14 11:53 2.0K Python script [TXT] fontembedding.py 2014-01-14 11:53 2.0K Python script [TXT] fontdiff.sh 2014-01-14 11:53 150 Shell Script
OFDK (Open Font Design/Development toolKit) - open font utilities