Install Robofab + Dependencies


I was trying to install robofab + dependencies to for some scripts.
I tried it two ways, i found in turtorials (a) and on the glyps-website (b).

a) There are now the Dependencies in my Python-Subfolders by install scripts via terminal … But it doesn’t work. (i used the Vimeo Screencast about installing for FontLab5.1 and OSX Lion by Ben Kiel.)

b) Also the Glyphs-Website method … doesn’t work.

is there a reason? and s solution?

I’am using newest glyphs (1.4.3) and OS X 10.9.4

thanks a lot

Follow the installation instructions here to install vanilla, robofab, dialogkit and fonttools:
Then put these into your Scripts folder:

… and import objectsGS instead of robofab. That is the Glyphs wrapper for Robofab.

Thank you very much,
that was a very simple way.

Vanilla works fine, I’ve test it. (script)

But is there a possibility or command line to test RoboFab and the others?

What about

import robofab
print robofab

ok, also works. great. thank you


I’m trying to install Robofab on my mac ( OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 ).
I followed the instructions but It doesn’t work. Can you please tell me how to correct the code ? My terminal dispay this message :

Last login: Sat Jan 27 14:56:10 on ttys000
MBP-de-raphael:~ raphael$ python /Users/raphael/Downloads/robofab-master/
Installing RoboFab: about to write a path to ‘/Users/raphael/Downloads/robofab-master/Lib’ in ‘/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/robofab.pth’…
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/Users/raphael/Downloads/robofab-master/”, line 25, in
p = install(dir, “robofab”)
File “/Users/raphael/Downloads/robofab-master/”, line 18, in install
f = open(fileName, ‘w’)
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/robofab.pth’
MBP-de-raphael:~ raphael$

Try ‘sudo python …’

thank you !