2008/12/28 Felipe Sanches <felipe.sanches@...400...>:
Now users can design a font within inkscape, save it and then open the
SVG file in Fontforge in order to export a truetype font (or other
system font formarts fontforge supports).
This improves previous workflow of font design using Inkscape which
involved creating one SVG for each glyph. Now user only needs to
create a single SVG file containing an SVGFont.
Okay, that's interesting, and suggests a big dirty hack to get SVG
User fonts "working" in Inkscape :-)
Could a python script use Inkscape and FontForge's python scripting
features (or as a pyFF script called as an Inkscape plugin, perhaps)
1. save the current Inkscape document as name.svg
2. close Inkscape
3. open name.svg with pyFontForge
4. generate a TrueType font as name.ttf
5. copy name.ttf to ~/.fonts
6. run "fc-cache -f"
7. open name.svg with Inkscape