FontForge on GNU+Linux and other UNIXes

Most of the GNU+Linux distributions have packages for fontforge, but these will often be a quite old.


Installing on Ubuntu is easy with our Ubuntu PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fontforge/fontforge;
sudo apt-get update;
sudo apt-get install fontforge;

Compiling from Github

Check out Building From Source for more information on using the bleeding edge.

Installing from an rpm

Installing an rpm package is relatively straight forward. You will need root access. Download the RPM files on the release page

Move to the directory containing the downloaded rpm, and then type

 rpm -i fontforge-*.rpm

If you’ve already installed fontforge and are updating an earlier version then you should type:

 rpm -U fontforge-*.rpm

Other UNIX Systems

netbsd builds for various architectures (alpha, i386, ppc, sparc, x86_64) are available.

Solaris packages for x86 by Apostolos Syropoulos

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