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Files used by FontForge

~/.FontForge
FontForge creates this directory the first time it starts up. It contains various files FontForge uses to hold context across invocations.
~/.FontForge/prefs
This file contains user preference settings.
~/.FontForge/groups
This file contains groups as defined by Encoding->Define Groups...
~/.FontForge/Encodings.ps
If there are any user defined encodings they reside in this file.
~/.FontForge/autosave
This directory contains the files used to drive the crash-recovery process. When FontForge is running there will be one file in this directory corresponding to each font loaded into FontForge that has been modified. These files will contain all changed glyphs.

When FontForge exits normally, this directory will be cleaned up and there should be no files in it.

~/.FontForge/plugins
This directory contains any plugins you want available for your private use.
~/.FontForge/python
This directory contains any python init scripts you want to run when FontForge starts
~/.PfaEdit
Before Oct 2007 the .PfaEdit subdirectory was used instead of .FontForge. After Oct 2007 if FontForge finds a .PfaEdit directory (and no .FontForge directory) it will rename .PfaEdit to be .FontForge.
/usr/local/share -- Assuming you installed FontForge on /usr/local, otherwise substitute $PREFIX/share for "/usr/local/share" in the following.
/usr/local/share/fontforge/*.ui
These files contain translations of the ui for various locales. (used by fontforge before November 2005)
/usr/local/share/locale/??/LC_MESSAGES/FontForge.mo
Contain translations of the ui for various locales. (used after November 2005)
/usr/local/share/fontforge/*.cidmap
"Encoding" files for Adobe's cid formats. You can pull down a compressed archive from here.
/usr/local/share/fontforge/plugins
This directory contains any plugins you want available to everyone on your system.
/usr/local/share/fontforge/python
This directory contains any python init scripts you want available to everyone on your system.
/usr/local/share/doc/fontforge/*.html
Optional location for online documentation. You can pull down a compressed archive from here.

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