Downloads of v 2016.10.04:


Last Update:

12 May 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • George Williams


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This is not the latest version of FontForge available.

2016.10.04 | Updated: 12 May 2017



Downloads of v 2016.10.04:



Software Author(s):

  • George Williams

FontForge 2016.10.04

This is not the latest version of FontForge available.

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To install FontForge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade FontForge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall FontForge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade fontforge -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade fontforge -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure fontforge installed
    name: fontforge
    state: present
    version: 2016.10.04
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'fontforge' do
  action    :install
  version  '2016.10.04'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: fontforge,
    Version: 2016.10.04,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller fontforge
   Name     = 'fontforge'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2016.10.04'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'fontforge':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2016.10.04',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install fontforge version="2016.10.04" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 24 Jul 2019.


FontForge allows scripting via python, or with it’s legacy scripter, has built-in error recovery, and allows opening, editing, and converting any of the following formats:

  • UFO (Unified Font Object)
  • WOFF (Web Open Format)
  • TrueType
  • OpenType
  • PostScript
  • Multiple-Master
  • CFF
  • SVG
  • Macintosh formats, including dfont and bin
  • Bitmap formats (bdf, FON, NFNT)
  • And its own SFD format.

FontForge can also extract fonts fom PDFs and validate fonts for potential issues.

$packageName = 'fontforge'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = ''
$checksum = 'da0b7499cd8f5f18e6164884aea55af4'
$checksumType = 'md5'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileType "$installerType" `
                          -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
SendMode Input
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%
SetTitleMatchMode, 1   ;match if begins
DetectHiddenText, off
DetectHiddenWindows, off

winTitle = Uninstall ahk_class #32770

WinWait, %winTitle%, Do you want to remove, 120

$packageName = 'fontforge'
$packageSearch = "$packageName"
$installerType = 'exe'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$ahkFile = Join-Path $scriptPath "chocolateyUninstall.ahk"
$ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
$ahkRun = "$Env:Temp\$(Get-Random).ahk"

Copy-Item $ahkFile "$ahkRun" -Force
Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkRun
Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                          'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
| Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
| ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                               -FileType "$installerType" `
                                               -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                               -File "$($_.UninstallString.Replace('"',''))" `
                                               -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
Remove-Item "$ahkRun" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
FontForge 2019.08.01 1543 Thursday, August 15, 2019 Approved
FontForge 2016.10.04 1462 Friday, May 12, 2017 Approved
FontForge 2015.08.24.20150930 806 Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Approved
FontForge 2015.06.12 262 Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Approved
FontForge 2014.12.31.20 476 Sunday, January 11, 2015 Approved
FontForge 2014.11.26 313 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Approved



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