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Outline font editor

'pfaedit' is an outline font editor that lets you create your own postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, svg and bitmap (bdf) fonts, or edit existing ones. It also lets you convert one format to another. This project has been renamed 'FontForge.' Please see for the most recent information on this package.


User tutorial available in HTML format from; User manual available in HTML format from


version 20161005 (stable)
released on 5 October 2016

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Janet Casey

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18 September 2003

Leaders and contributors

George Williams Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitelibungof
Weak prerequisitelibtiff
Weak prerequisiteautotrace *or* potrace (for autotracing around character images)
Weak prerequisitelibjpeg (to import images in the given format)
Weak prerequisitelibxml2 (to parse SVG files and fonts)
Weak prerequisitelibuninameslist (to display unicode names and annotations)
Weak prerequisitefreetype (to better rasterize bitmaps and to enable the truetype debugger)
Weak prerequisitelibpng and zlib

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 February 2018.


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