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    fonttools

    1.0.7 • Public • Published

    node-fonttools

    Native bindings to fonttools to decompile and compile fonts.

    How It Works

    fonttools (also known as TTX) is a library for manipulating fonts, written in Python. It supports TrueType, OpenType, AFM and to an extent Type 1, and some Mac-specific formats. Using Addons it's possible to bridge Python to Node, natively, using C++ and Python's Python/C API—which is exactly what node-fontools does.

    Current Status

    So far, the only functions that have been bridged are the abilities to decompile fonts to XML and compile XML to font binary.

    Requirements

    Python 2.7 is the only supported version at the moment.

    How To Use

    import fonttools from 'fonttools';
    import { readFileSync } from 'fs';
     
    // Get the `decompile` and `compile` methods
    const { decompile, compile } = fonttools();
     
    // Read a font file as a buffer
    const fontBuffer = readFileSync('font.ttf');
     
    // Decompile the font to another buffer
    const fontXMLBuffer = decompile(fontBuffer);
     
    // Insert logic here to manipulate font
     
    // Compile font from an XML file as a buffer
    const fontBinaryBuffer = compile(fontXMLBuffer);
     
    // Insert logic to save font file buffer here

    fonttools

    A function that takes a path to fonttools/Lib and returns an object with two methods: decompile and compile. By default it uses the included submodule.

    decompile

    Takes a font file buffer and returns another buffer with the XML of the decompiled font.

    compile

    Takes an XML file buffer and returns another buffer with the compiled font file binary.

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    Install

    npm i fonttools

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    30

    Version

    1.0.7

    License

    MIT

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    Collaborators

    • dfrankland