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Sindre Bremnes's picture
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Python/Win problem
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I have FontLab 5.04 installed on a Windows Vista system, and have had Python 2.7 installed on the same system for a long time. But FontLab has always insisted that "Python is not installed", which obviously is not true. How can I convince FontLab that Python is present? I want to use my licensed RMX tools. Is my Python too new? Do I really have to find an outdated build to make it work with FontLab?

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Sindre Bremnes's picture
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Joined: 11 Nov 2008 - 9:32am
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Thank you. I wish I didn't have to do this, though.

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Joined: 25 May 2009 - 10:04pm
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>I wish I didn't have to do this, though

Yes. If you're using Python for other purposes outside of FontLab, it's a shame to have to have to downgrade.

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Indeed. I use Python for lots-of-stuff, so this is a nuisance. FontLab is very far from cheap; that kind of money should really buy us regular maintenance upgrades too.

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You shouldn't need to downgrade, Rich. You can have multiple versions of Python installed on Windows.

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>You can have multiple versions of Python installed on Windows.

Damn. No issues with the system paths and such? Will check it out - nothing worse than a bad assumption.
Any gotchas to be aware of?

thanks.

Rich