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Chaitanya G's picture
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Python issues for fontlab
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I had installed python on my windows 7 machine, namely 2.4.4 and after the splash screen fontlab 5 is saying python is still not installed. What to do?

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Joined: 30 Sep 2012 - 8:39am
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Can any one help me how to find out if python is installed or not? After installing Python and the opening the macro toolbar, i tried doing an example(mentioned in the fontlab manual). After selecting the middle effects from the middle dropdown, the rightmost dropdown is greyed out and nothing happens. I think python is installed but no effects installed? I am getting an output saying the opened glyph is S and no of fonts open is 1 when i am running the macro.

Nick Curtis's picture
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Joined: 21 Apr 2005 - 8:16am
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IIRC, FontLab requires an earlier version of Python in order to operate, which seems kind of stupid, but I am not scripting genius…

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Joined: 30 Sep 2012 - 8:39am
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I figured them out. I tried using fontqa tools and they are working. SO, Python is installed( yay!?)
Thanks

Jens Kutílek's picture
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Python 2.4 is an earlier version. In fact, it’s so «early» that it’s getting hard to find some current Python modules that will work with it.

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1. Is it possible that you installed the 64-bit version of Python 2.4? FLS won't work with it.
2. The Public Preview of FontLab Studio 5.2 for Windows works with Python 2.7.x as well (32-bit).

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As far as I remember, you have to install Python and numpy to enable Python in FontLab.

2. NumPy
http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/1.2.1/
download: "numpy-1.2.1-win32-superpack-python2.4.exe"
Run the downloaded file

Check http://www.ww.typophile.com/node/81979

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Joined: 21 Apr 2005 - 8:16am
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As far as I remember, you have to install Python and numpy to enable Python in FontLab.

How odd: virtually every other program I use comes self-contained and ready to go—but, then, I am not a Scripting Genius, so what the hell do I know?