Open-Sourcing FontPrep

– 01/23/14

Piggy-backing off a recent decision to make FontPrep free, FontPrep is now 100% open source software.

Our hope is that the code will inspire and lead someone to build a bigger and better font converting app for OSX. Maybe in RubyMotion or node-webkit, or others.

When we first built FontPrep, we spent the better 90% of our time figuring out how to produce bulletproof font files and CSS. It’s harder than you’d think. This left us little time to produce a user experience we’re fully happy with. This also left us little time to author maintainable code.

So dig into FontPrep’s codebase, ask questions, learn from our efforts and mistakes, and keep on hacking.