This tutorial explains how to install and set up FontForge on Windows, since it's a pain in the arse to figure it out on your own.
1. Download Cygwin from www.cygwin.com
. When you download the setup.exe it'll let you choose a download mirror and then what files you want to download. The defaults are way more files than what you really need, so it's good to go through and uncheck some files.
2. Download the specified files (it takes a long time finding them but it saves time downloading and space). You can find the list on fontforge.sourceforge.net
3. After cygwin is downloaded and installed, go to fontforge.sourceforge.net
and download the fontforge_cygwin-xxxxxxxx.tar.bz2
file (x's standing for the release version). Extract it, then move the contents of the "fontforge" folder into \cygwin\usr\local\bin
4. Run Cygwin. when you get to the command prompt, enter xinit
, which starts the X11 Graphic Server.
5. Once it gets through the code for xinit and opens the Cygwin/X window, at the Cygwin/X prompt enter fvwm2
, which is a windows manager. Typing twm &
will also open a windows manager.
6. Click outside of the text field, and select "XTerm" from the menu. Clicking outside the text field didn't work for me (Miamoto), but the context menu came up when I hit F1. Either way may work.
7. A new box should appear; type fontforge
in the command prompt, and proceed to open the font you wish to edit.
Then you should be good to go. Good luck! This post has been edited by Miamoto on Jun 16 2006, 05:34 PM