Python issues for fontlab

Typogruffer's picture

I had installed python on my windows 7 machine, namely 2.4.4 and after the splash screen fontlab 5 is saying python is still not installed. What to do?

Typogruffer's picture

Can any one help me how to find out if python is installed or not? After installing Python and the opening the macro toolbar, i tried doing an example(mentioned in the fontlab manual). After selecting the middle effects from the middle dropdown, the rightmost dropdown is greyed out and nothing happens. I think python is installed but no effects installed? I am getting an output saying the opened glyph is S and no of fonts open is 1 when i am running the macro.

oldnick's picture

IIRC, FontLab requires an earlier version of Python in order to operate, which seems kind of stupid, but I am not scripting genius…

Typogruffer's picture

I figured them out. I tried using fontqa tools and they are working. SO, Python is installed( yay!?)
Thanks

Jens Kutilek's picture

Python 2.4 is an earlier version. In fact, it’s so «early» that it’s getting hard to find some current Python modules that will work with it.

twardoch's picture

1. Is it possible that you installed the 64-bit version of Python 2.4? FLS won't work with it.
2. The Public Preview of FontLab Studio 5.2 for Windows works with Python 2.7.x as well (32-bit).

filip blazek's picture

As far as I remember, you have to install Python and numpy to enable Python in FontLab.

2. NumPy
http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/1.2.1/
download: "numpy-1.2.1-win32-superpack-python2.4.exe"
Run the downloaded file

Check http://www.ww.typophile.com/node/81979

oldnick's picture

As far as I remember, you have to install Python and numpy to enable Python in FontLab.

How odd: virtually every other program I use comes self-contained and ready to go—but, then, I am not a Scripting Genius, so what the hell do I know?

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