Some tools for variable fonts

View the Project on GitHub twardoch/fontsurgery-tools


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

Download for macOS


Installation on macOS

  1. Unpack the downloaded
  2. Go to the macOS folder inside the unpacked fontsurgery-tools-master folder.
  3. Double-click on install-macos.command.

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:


Non-Python tools and libraries

Python tools and libraries

Python 2 only:

Python 3 only: