Type Supply News - September 2007

Tal Leming's picture

Hello Typophile,

I have a few announcements to make...

I have decided to open source a bunch of code that I have written for various type development tools. You can learn more at code.typesupply.com You might find the FontLab Scripts and the FeatureProof application to be particularly useful.

In other news, I launched a new Type Supply website at typesupply.com and started a blog at talleming.com.

That's all for now. Have fun!

Artur Schmal's picture

Tal, this is awesome! I'm going to dive into the FeatureProof app.

Thank you,

speter's picture

I'm drooling as I type this. Thanks, Tal!

gferreira's picture

wow, this is a big thing - thanks!

have you considered setting up a mailing list? would make it easier to exchange help with the first steps...

- gustavo.

vanblokland's picture

Tal, thanks! these tools are terrific!

(Gustavo: there's nothing keeping you from reading and experimenting with the code?)

k.l.'s picture


gferreira's picture

are the fontlab scripts supposed to work with FL 4.6? i tried to use UFOCentral.py and SpacingCentral.py, but both make FL4.6 (macosx) crash.

dezcom's picture

Great News!!!


Tal Leming's picture

are the fontlab scripts supposed to work with FL 4.6?

Honestly, I have no idea. I haven't used Python in FL 4.6 in a long time. They work in FL 5 on my Mac.

If you figure out what causes the crash, please let me know and I'll tweak the scripts.

TBiddy's picture

Holy crap! Some great tools! Thanks for sharing, Tal!

abattis's picture

Hi Tal!

Thank you so much for releasing these small tools as free software!

There are two areas of your svn that do not have the MIT/X11 license though - http://code.typesupply.com/browser/applications/FeatureProof/trunk & http://code.typesupply.com/browser/applicationScripts/FontLab - and although ""THIS SCRIPT IS SUPPLIED AS IS. NO WARRANTEES. NO GUARANTEES. NO QUESTIONS." has a certain sense of humour to it, it is non-free :-)

I hope you can spare a couple of minutes to update the license of the code in these directories :-)

Thanks again,


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