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TTX [Just van Rossum]

TTX 2.0b1 is Just van Rossum's TrueType to XML decompiler and XML to TrueType compiler for Macs. It is free and allows editing and inspecting opentype and truetype fonts. It works on all platforms (UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mac OS) but requires Python. It is a great tool for changing a few things in a font by hand. Download the TTX/Fonttools package here. Warning: this software is buggy. Thomas Phinney writes: Currently, if I want a simple and accurate representation of the contents of a TrueType or OpenType font, and possibly to edit the info, I have been using the wondrous open source TTX tool, which is based on the FontTools library. This dumps the font info to an XML text file, which can be viewed/edited in any text editor or anything that can handle XML. It can also recompile the text file back into a font. (In fairness, Adobe's FDK for OpenType also has table dumping/recompiling tools, just not quite as slick as TTX. Even Adobe folks often use TTX.) [...] The downside to tools like TTX and OTMaster is that they make little effort to tell you the meaning of the various cryptic values for various fields (or the exact meaning of the field itself), even when said values are legal/legit. So you need to also have a copy of the OpenType or TrueType specification handy. Sourceforge link.

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