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RoboFab is a set of tools written for Python designed to help programming tasks common in type design. While RoboFab can be used in conjunction with Python scripts in FontLab, it can also be used in independent Python programs. RoboFab was/is developed by Tal Leming, Erik van Blokland, Just van Rossum of Letterror fame.
Installation on Mac OS X
Installing RoboFab on Mac OSX 10.5 can be difficult. Useful comments and an installer script by Erik van Blokland: