When I try to export my font to a .otf file, it doesn’t create the .otf file, just the folder containing the following files: font.raw, feature, fontinfo, FontMenuNameDB, GlyphOrderandAliaDB, font.pfa, and generateFont.command.
When I open the .command file, here’s what it says:
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…/Users/Jessica/Desktop/PopFizz-Regular/generateFont.command ; exit;
/Users/Jessica/Desktop/PopFizz-Regular/generateFont.command: line 2: makeotf: command not found
Any ideas? The design is really complex so I’m wondering if the file size is the issue… I appreciate your help!
A makeotfexe exec file is locate in the Glyphe package at the following path:
When using makeotfexe in the Terminal, using the same command line than the one given in the generateFont.command, the routine stops on a fatal error stating that the -fi option is not recognized.
In the command line, the -fi option is associated to the path to file fontinfo, which is empty.
Removing simply this option solves the issue, almost partially since it implies using the Terminal to work out the process.
Hypothesis: The issue might not be related to a path error but to a unrecognized -fi option, making the routine stop.
Sure enough, you were right. I was able to export as TTF no problem. The down side is that I’m adding a worn textured effect, so each glyph has a ton of detail. I’m doing the texture effect to vectors in Illustrator and copying them over. I wonder if doing an auto trace on a textured bitmap in Glyphs give a better, more workable outcome.
Happy to take any advice. (half expecting that it may be to “not add texture to a font”. )