=head1 INTRODUCTION Perl module for TrueType/OpenType font hacking. Supports reading, processing and writing of the following tables: GDEF, GPOS, GSUB, LTSH, OS/2, PCLT, bsln, cmap, cvt, fdsc, feat, fpgm, glyf, hdmx, head, hhea, hmtx, kern, loca, maxp, mort, name, post, prep, prop, vhea, vmtx and the reading and writing of all other table types. In short, you can do almost anything with a standard TrueType font with this module. Be Brave! Any suggestions, improvements, additions, subclasses, etc. would be gratefully received and probably included in a future release. Please send them to me. This module has been tested on Win32, Unix and Mac. Applications that were associated with this module have been moved to Font::TTF::Scripts where great things can be done. =head1 SYNOPSIS Here is the regression test (you provide your own font). Run it once and then again on the output of the first run. There should be no differences between the outputs of the two runs. use Font::TTF::Font; $f = Font::TTF::Font->open($ARGV[0]); # force a read of all the tables $f->tables_do(sub { $_[0]->read; }); # force read of all glyphs (use read_dat to use lots of memory!) # $f->{'loca'}->glyphs_do(sub { $_[0]->read; }); $f->{'loca'}->glyphs_do(sub { $_[0]->read_dat; }); # NB. no need to $g->update since $_[0]->{'glyf'}->out will do it for us $f->out($ARGV[1]); $f->DESTROY; # forces close of $in and maybe memory reclaim! =head1 INSTALLATION If you have received this package as part of an Activestate PPM style .zip file then type ppm install Font-TTF.ppd Otherwise. To configure this module, cd to the directory that contains this README file and type the following. perl Makefile.PL Alternatively, if you plan to install Font::TTF somewhere other than your system's perl library directory. You can type something like this: perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/home/me/perl INSTALLDIRS=perl Then to build you run make. make If you have write access to the perl library directories, you may then install by typing: make install To tidy up, type: make realclean Windows users should use dmake instead of make. =head1 CHANGES See Changes for an overview of recent changes. =head2 Future Changes I do not anticipate any more restructuring changes (but reserve the right to do so). =head1 AUTHOR Martin Hosken L<>. (see CONTRIBUTORS for other authors). =head1 LICENSING Copyright (c) 1998-2016, SIL International ( This module is released under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0. For details, see the full text of the license in the file LICENSE. The fonts in the test suite are released under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, see t/OFL.txt. =cut