Wacom graphics tablets and FontForge
Some support was added to FontForge for the wacom graphics tablet in the early 2000s.
To install a wacom tablet on your (gnu+linux) machine you must do two things:
- Install a kernel module “wacom.o” into your system Unfortunately the module which ships with gnu+linux (Nov 2002) does not work but John Joganic has an excellent website that will help you install a working driver.
- Install an X11 driver “wacom_drv.o” Again the X11 driver that ships with X does not work for USB tablets. Again John’s website provides a patched driver.
If you can’t get the X11 driver to work, I have hacked a little mini-driver into FontForge (this can take the place of the X11 driver, it depends on the kernel driver working). Since the configure script can’t detect that you have a non-working X11 driver on your machine (or a tablet) you must configure this option by hand. So after the normal configure script has run (and before typing make):
$ su # chmod 644 /dev/input/event0 # ^D $ cd gdraw $ vi Makefile
gdrawwacomdriver.lo to the list of
libgdraw_OBJECTS And add