Utility scripts for working with connect-fonts font packs
A collection of tools to create connect-fonts and npm compatible packages.
scripts/setup to set up generic author information that can be used to create multiple font packs.
scripts/create_fontpack creates a connect-fonts compatible font pack from the .ttf files in a source directory. If you have already run
scripts/setup, creating a font pack is easy:
<path_to_connect_fonts_tools>/scripts/create_fontpack --pn <pack_name> --sp <source_path> --tp <target_path>
If the font pack is for public use, additional parameters can be specified that will be placed inside the font pack's package.json and README.md files.
<path_to_connect_fonts_tools>/scripts/create_fontpack --pn <pack_name> --ph <pack_homepage_url> --pr <pack_repo_url> --pb <pack_bugtracker_url> --sp <source_path> --tp <target_path>
Once the pack is created, it can be published to npm:
cd <font_pack_directory>npm publish
The font pack can then be installed from npm:
npm install <pack_name>
If the font pack is not to be published to the npm repository, it can be installed to another local project directory:
cd <target_project_dir>npm install <font_pack_directory>
scripts/subset can be used to subset an already installed font pack into fonts that are locale-optimised.
cd node_modules/<font_directory>/fonts/default<path_to_connect_fonts_tools>/script/subset --ss=<subsets> --sp <font_name or .> --tp ../ -o --wf
Tools exist to create individual portions of a font pack or npm module.
create_index- create an index.js for use by connect-fonts
create_license- create LICENSE
create_package_json- create package.json for use by npm
create_readme- create README.md file that contains font, author, license and repo information.
create_webfonts- create .woff, .svg, and .eot fonts from a .ttf file
display_directory_metadata- read and display the common metadata embedded in the .ttf files in a directory
display_file_metadata- read and display the metadata embedded in a single .ttf file
normalize_filenames- normalize all the filenames. Lowercases all filenames, expand -it to -italics, remove -webfont
subset- subset a .ttf font into smaller, locale specific fonts
subset make use of FontForge.
FontForge can be installed in Mac OSX with Homebrew by typing
brew install fontforge.
In Linux or Windows, see the directions provided by the Open Font Library.
subset.py comes from Google Font Directory and is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. Its authors are Raph Levien and Dave Crossland.
MOAR font packs!
Any updates to connect-fonts-tools are appreciated. All submissions will be reviewed and considered for merge.
This software is available under version 2.0 of the MPL:
subset.py, from Google Font Directory, is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.