hello RoboFont world!
back to the forum as a regular RoboFont user & developer, now that the RoboDocs torch has been passed to @roberto-arista
With the RoboHackathon coming up next month, I am currently making plans to start upgrading hTools3 to RF4 during October.
hTools4 release is scheduled for the 1st of January 2022 – more info in the hTools4 roadmap.
hTools3 is a large toolkit containing more than 50 individual tools and scripts, which are organized around 4 main groups (scopes):
Batch tools – Tools to apply actions to multiple fonts at once: copying data between fonts, setting family data from plain text files, applying various actions in batch, finding & replacing font infos, etc.
Font tools – Tools to modify various types of font-level data: adjusting vertical metrics, changing glyph order, exporting layers, replacing components, etc.
Glyphs tools – Tools to apply actions to the selected glyphs and/or the current glyph: transforming contours in various ways, changing metrics, interpolating between fonts, moving & copying data between layers, modifying glyph names, etc.
Glyph tools – Tools to visualize and modify the current glyph: preview interpolation, show distances and angles between pairs of points, show handle measurements, etc.
Special hTools3 + hTools4 offer
The single user license for hTools3 costs 120€, hTools4 will probably cost a bit more.
As a special offer to raise funds for the glorious coding marathon of October,
users who license hTools3 until 31st September 2021 will get a free license for hTools4.
Here’s what current users have said about hTools3:
“A few tools alone make it worth the investment.” – Hugues Gentile, Production Type
“hTools is an essential part of my workflow, especially as a designer who wants to work efficiently but isn’t a Python coder. hTools is great!” – Jeremy Mickel, MCKL
Thanks for reading & thanks for your support, see you in October!