Files used by FontForge


FontForge creates this directory the first time it starts up. It contains various files FontForge uses to hold context across invocations.


This file contains user preference settings.


This file contains groups as defined by Encoding ‣ Define Groups…


If there are any user defined encodings they reside in this file.


This directory contains the files used to drive the crash-recovery process. When FontForge is running there will be one file in this directory corresponding to each font loaded into FontForge that has been modified. These files will contain all changed glyphs.

When FontForge exits normally, this directory will be cleaned up and there should be no files in it.


This directory contains any python init scripts you want to run when FontForge starts

/usr/local/share (or $PREFIX/share)

Contain translations of the ui for various locales. (used after November 2005)


“Encoding” files for Adobe’s cid formats. You can pull down a compressed archive from here.


This directory contains any python init scripts you want available to everyone on your system.


Optional location for online documentation.