Download RoboFab

Select the RoboFab installer in the archive format of choice. (updated October 27, 2011). For your convenience we’ve included packages for dependencies in some archives. These packages can have different licenses. Please check with the list below.

RoboFab License Agreement

Copyright (c) 2005-2012, The RoboFab Developers:

  • Erik van Blokland
  • Tal Leming
  • Just van Rossum

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of the The RoboFab Developers nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

This is the BSD-3-Clause license

License for DialogKit, Vanilla

DialogKit and Vanilla, both published by TypeSupply, are available under the MIT License.

License for FontTools

FontTools has the BSD license. Check the FontTools project page for more info.

RoboFab, FontTools, DialogKit, Vanilla Combo

This is a zip with RoboFab + FontTools + DialogKit + Vanilla. You might still need to install Numpy if you want to do TTX things. Otherwise, this the the trunk version of RoboFab (rev 560), the trunk version of FontTools, the trunk version of DialogKit and Vanilla. Recommended by the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook for FontLab 5.1 on OSX 10.7.

Vimeo Screencast about installing for FontLab5.1 and OSX Lion by Ben Kiel.

Additional information about installing RoboFab on 10.7 for FontLab 5.1 can be found on the Robofab mailing list.

Download RoboFab from Git

If you have git installed and you’re comfortable working with it, you might consider getting the latest revisions directly from the repository. This also gives you access to branch versions of RoboFab. Note that if you go this way rather than one of the installers, you have to take care of all the dependencies yourself.

Old downloads

For whatever reason you might need these, here they are. Not maintained, repaired or otherwise subject to any kind of attention. If you don’t know for sure you need one of these, please use the current release.

RoboFab + FontTools + Stuff for FontLab 5.0x on OSX 10.6 and earlier

Special one-click installer for RoboFab 1.2, FontTools 2.1+, DialogKit 0.1b and Numpy 1.0.4 for OSX 10.6 and earlier. This will install all dependencies compiled for PPC, and Python2.3.5 the way FontLab 5.0x likes it. Support for UFO2. The font.info object has been reorganised and extended with dozens new attributes. The as keyword has been removed as attribute in certain methods. This installer won’t work for FontLab 5.1 on 10.6 or 10.7. This installer won’t be updated.