How much interest in AFDKO tools for other platforms?

The AFDKO (Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType) tools are available only for Mac OS X and Windows, but we have heard some interest in having a Linux version as well. If you would use the AFDKO tools if a Linux version were available, or a version for some platform other than Mac OS X and Windows, please let us know, and for which environment.

(Note that only binary versions would be supported for the near future, as the AFDKO tools contain some Adobe intellectual property.)

12 Responses

  1. I’d rather have a GUI for OS X. I don’t know of anybody working seriously with font production on GNU/Linux. Mac is where it’s at.

  2. Toshi Omagari says:

    I want it with GUI too. But from what I heard, Japanese font engineers want it on Linux. I think Latin won’t require switching the OS during the production, but the ones require higher level of production management will certainly benefit from, say, the Linux version.

  3. Adam Twardoch says:

    I’d be very interested in the ability to deploy AFDKO on a Linux system.

  4. Dave Pawson says:

    Yes please, for Linux.

  5. karl says:

    I’d like to have it on Linux, especially on Debian based variants (Linux Mind), but imho it’s useless unless the whole Creative Suite (or at least Adobe Illustrator etc.) is available to use this systems in production 🙁

  6. Fitoschido says:

    A Linux version would boost the production of screen fonts in these environments. Yes, please. Linux needs more and better tools for typography.

  7. Kouji Anzai says:

    I want it for linux to use with web server.

  8. foo says:

    Having Adobe IP is no reason not to make the IP FOSS.

  9. Dave Crossland says:

    I hope that a version for GNU+Linux will be libre licensed; the GPL would be ideal since it would mean that current proprietary licensors would still have to get a different license (and still pay the same fees) while making it possible for all the font software developers who don’t work at Adobe to contribute improvements.

  10. Marie says:

    I would like to see a version for Linux (Ubuntu in my case), as I have started to get some interest in font development lately.

  11. Adrian says:

    +1 Linux

  12. Alex Leach says:

    +1 for Linux

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