Batch Processing of Fonts

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Bhikkhu Pesala
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Batch Processing of Fonts

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:51 am

A lot of font defects are automatically fixed just by opening and exporting a font.

It would be good to have some batch processing to do some simple tasks.

  1. Fix defects and export to a chosen folder
  2. Add autohinting
  3. Export as WOFF
  4. Export with Postscript Outlines, etc.
I ran a quick test by opening 82 TrueType fonts in FontCreator 11.5. It took about two minutes, but it looks like much of the time is used in drawing the Window furniture. If a batch processing mode did not need to do this is might run much faster. Open, Export, Close for each font would also mean no problems with running out of memory if processing large numbers of fonts.
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