For my larger projects, exporting the latest TTF, OTF, UFO, and webfont files is quite a time-consuming chore requiring a lot of manual intervention. I could probably save a lot of time if I had a script to do that. Would somebody like to help me put that together? Unfortunately I don’t know much Python.
Ideally, the script would do this (with dummy values):
- Open the Glyphs files XXX.glyphs, YYY.glyphs, and ZZZ.glyphs.
- For each file:
- Set the version number to Z.ZZZ.
- Refresh the version date.
- Set OTF export directory to ~/otf_path/
- Export fonts to OTF.
- Set TTF export directory to ~/ttf_path/
- Export fonts to TTF.
- Set UFO export directory to ~/ufo_path/
- Export fonts to UFO.
- Set Webfonts export directory to ~/web_path/
- Export webfonts.
Is that even possible…?
That is possible. I try to put something together tomorrow.
Or simply export everything at once, and use an AppleScript as a folder action on your export folder.
Does this script help? I didn’t implement the setting of the version as I don’t know what you expect or where to get the value from.
You have to change the file paths in the top of the script.
I just saw that the webfont export does not work. I’ll fix it.
That looks awesome! Looking forward to the working version.
As for version number and version date, I mean these two fields in the info dialog:
I’d like to «click» the refresh on the date field as part of the export script. I thought it might also be a good idea to allow the script to set the version number, but I guess then I’d have to edit the script each time I change the version number, and it might just be easier to edit it by hand in each of the .glyphs files. It’s not a big deal.
I forgot about the date but what should happen with the version?
I thought it would be good to be able to set the version number of all files to a new value, but I figured out in the post above that it would be easier to do it by hand than to fiddle with the script each time the version number should increase.