Package Details: fontforge-git 1:20190801.r246.gf28b9e6b5-1

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Package Base: fontforge-git
Description: Full-featured outline and bitmap font editor.
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Licenses: GPL3, BSD
Conflicts: fontforge
Provides: fontforge
Submitter: RavuAlHemio
Maintainer: RavuAlHemio
Last Packager: RavuAlHemio
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.000006
First Submitted: 2015-10-31 20:23 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-04-16 08:22 (UTC)

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RavuAlHemio commented on 2020-04-16 08:23 (UTC)

Updated dependencies and CMake flags from fontforge ABS package.

johnfawkes commented on 2020-04-16 08:08 (UTC)

No longer is installable since libxkbui is removed from AUR and pacman repos

RavuAlHemio commented on 2019-08-19 08:57 (UTC)

Thanks for the warning; the PKGBUILD now tells CMake to install libraries into /usr/lib, not /usr/lib64.

ChrisLane commented on 2019-08-18 17:40 (UTC)

There's a problem with this package now. Files are installed to /usr/lib64/, this breaks arch installs since /usr/lib64/ should be a symlink to /usr/lib/.

Please fix this, many users will not be aware of this constraint and have kernel panics upon updating linux and rebooting.

RavuAlHemio commented on 2019-08-15 12:02 (UTC)

Updated PKGBUILD to use CMake (and removed some legacy cruft). Thanks!

fbrennan commented on 2019-08-15 08:30 (UTC)


I'm a FontForge developer, @ctrlcctrlv on Github.

I'm writing to let you know that we have switched to CMake.

This change is in master as of a half hour ago. This broke your build. Please see for how to fix it.

Thank you maintainer, Fred Brennan

tryst commented on 2019-05-20 13:07 (UTC)

haven't been able to build since the change over to libuninameslist and haven't gotten a response over on its aur page about the pkgbuild error

RavuAlHemio commented on 2019-04-04 19:34 (UTC)

Replaced depends libunicodenames with libuninameslist. Thanks!

fbrennan commented on 2019-04-04 12:39 (UTC)

Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to mention in my previous message. We're planning on breaking your build soon unless you explicitly provide some action is required from you even if you for some reason don't want to link to libuninameslist.

fbrennan commented on 2019-04-04 12:36 (UTC)

Hello -

This is a message from upstream. We are planning on more strongly nudging packagers to build their FontForge with libuninameslist. That package provides extremely useful functionality and is pure C, so is really not difficult to build or to link to.

Please see

I strongly urge you, therefore, to begin depending on our freshly minted PKGBUILD, libuninameslist, now available in the AUR.

Let me know if you have any problems, and if you know how we can get this into the fontforge in the Arch repos as well.