A collection of simple scripts (currently for macOS only) that install various tools and libraries useful for font development and hacking.
I plan to extend this from time to time.
— Adam Twardoch, 5 April 2017
macOSfolder inside the unpacked
The script may run for some 10-20 minutes as it downloads and installs various libraries, and you should be ready to hack your fonts.
At the end, it’ll open the websites where you can download and manually install further tools:
macOSfolder, there is a
upgrade-macos.commandscript which will install fresh versions of the various tools. You can run it from time to time.
macOS-develfolder, there are
upgrade-macos-dev.commandscripts which will install cutting-edge versions of the same libraries as the regular script does (but those versions may fail installing or not work properly!) Note that the Python libraries will be installed in “development” mode, i.e. inside the
macOS-devel/modules/srcfolder. So if you use this method, please place your unpacked
fontsurgery-tools-masterfolder in some reasonable location, and possibly rename it (I recommend
/Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Python. This makes it easy to see what’s going on.