# March 6, 2009 at 5:16 am
Has anyone got this little program to work???
I tried to install in on windows, and the linux environment program, just stalled. so twice, so its not working on my windows machine… also logged into my linux system, and it wont install under the adept package manager or the rpm
I can’t seem to get this to work, as I would like to convert a font to TTF to add in FLIR for a client (as a nice touch/ it will be the same as their launch newsletter), who’s site is going live 13th march…
can someone help?# March 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm"Matt" wrote:A much, much easier way is to install Ubuntu under Wubi (Linux under NTFS in a virtual filesystem). This way you get full Linux without dirtying up your Windows installation. The ubuntu developers will have taken care that fontforge runs without stalling.
on my computer I can boot into either windows or kubuntu, but it wont install in kubuntu# March 14, 2009 at 11:30 pm"ikthius" wrote:on my computer I can boot into either windows or kubuntu, but it wont install in kubuntu
Aye, ok. You may need to compile from source then.
RunCode:sudo aptitude install build-essential
to install the necessary build tools. When done:Code:sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install libpng12-dev zlibc zlib1g-dev libtiff-dev
libungif4-dev libjpeg-dev libxml2-dev libuninameslist-dev
xorg-dev subversion cvs gettext git libpango1.0-dev
Next, pull a stable fontforge package:Code:cd ~/
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/fontforge login
cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/fontforge co fontforge
Other stuffCode:cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/sources/freetype login
cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/sources/freetype co freetype2
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/sources/freetype co ft2demos
svn co http://libspiro.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/libspiro/
Let’s assume you have a truetype hinting license from Apple, so we can actually use/make the fonts we need:Code:nano freetype2/include/freetype/config/ftoption.h
Change /* #define TT_CONFIG_OPTION_BYTECODE_INTERPRETER */ to #define TT_CONFIG_OPTION_BYTECODE_INTERPRETER
Press Control + X Control + Y Return
Now to compile:Code:cd ~/fontforge/libspiro
if the compile went successfully, with no errorsCode:sudo make install
now for the actual meat, fontforge:Code:cd ~/fontforge/fontforge/
./configure –enable-pyextension –enable-type3 –enable-pasteafter
–enable-tilepath –enable-double –enable-device-tables
–with-freetype-src=../freetype2 –with-x –with-pango
Again, if successful:Code:sudo make install
If all succeeded, you should be able to run with eitherCode:fontforge
This worked for me back on Gutsy Gibbon, but it should work for Intrepid Ibex also as well as Jaunty Jackalope. Also, I wrote this assuming that you (or anybody else reading) had no previous knowledge, no offense to anybody if it’s too easy for them.
Oh, sauce: http://www.openfontlibrary.org/wiki/Fon … n.2FUbuntu# March 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm"ikthius" wrote:thanks for your instructions, I will try this soon…..
although I got linux and have had for a while, I am still really bad at learning it
You could learn it my way (I took courses on Minix back in school, for which is basic knowledge enough for Linux), or like everyone else, find every possible way to break everything, and then fix it one google at a time. :D
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