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### What it is ?

Quoting from [TTX/FontTools Sourceforge Project](http://sourceforge.net/projects/fonttools/) 
> a tool to convert OpenType and TrueType fonts to and from XML. FontTools is a library for manipulating fonts, written in Python. It supports TrueType, OpenType, AFM and to an extent Type 1 and some Mac-specific formats.   

### Quick start

```python setup.py install```

From your command line type the above command to get fontools installed on your system.  FontTools requires Python 2.7, or Python 3.3 or later.

### Installation

See [install.txt](https://github.com/behdad/fonttools/blob/master/Doc/install.txt) in the 'Doc' subdirectory for instructions on how to build and install TTX/FontTools from the sources.


### Documentation

#### What is TTX ?

See [documentation.html](https://rawgit.com/behdad/fonttools/master/Doc/documentation.html) in the "Doc" subdirectory for TTX usage instructions and information about the TTX file format.

#### History

The fontTools project was started by Just van Rossum in 1999, and was maintained as an open source project at <http://sourceforge.net/projects/fonttools/>. In 2008, Paul Wise (pabs3) began helping Just with stability maintenance. In 2013 Behdad Esfahbod began a friendly fork, thoroughly reviewing the codebase and making changes at <https://github.com/behdad/fonttools> to add new features and support for new font formats. 

### Community

* https://groups.google.com/d/forum/fonttools

### License

See "LICENSE.txt" for licensing information.



Have fun!

Just van Rossum <just@letterror.com>