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Invokes a browser and brings up contextual help on fontforge web site.

If you define the environment variable BROWSER so that it contains the name of the browser you like then FontForge will use that, otherwise it will try to guess something appropriate by looking at your PATH. On CygWin systems browsers that work in the windows world (as opposed to the cygwin sub-system) must be specified by a full path spec.

FontForge will search for help in either /usr/share/doc/fontforge/ or on


Invokes a browser to bring up a page describing basic concepts you should understand before working on fonts.


Invokes a browser and brings up the index of help topics on the web page.


Will display the splash screen again.


Invokes a browser to display FontForge’s license.