Mechanic is a RoboFont extension which makes it easier to find, install/uninstall, and update other RoboFont extensions.

Installing Mechanic

To use Mechanic you will first need to install it. Download Mechanic from GitHub, and follow the installation instructions.

Once installed, Mechanic will appear in RoboFont’s Extensions menu.

Finding and installing extensions

Go to the Extensions menu and open the Mechanic dialog.

The Install section of the dialog will show a long list of extensions which are available on Mechanic. Extensions which are already installed are marked with a gray circle in the left column.

To install an extension, simply select it from the list, and click the Install button. Mechanic will fetch the extension’s source code from GitHub, and copy it to the appropriate place on your system*.

* ~/Library/Application Support/RoboFont/plugins/

If the extension is already installed, a dialog will appear, asking you to confirm that you want to re-install the extension.

When the installation process is finished, Mechanic will show another dialog to confirm.

Uninstalling extensions

Uninstalling an extension is just as easy as installing it: simply select one or more extensions from the list, and click on the Uninstall button.

Updating extensions

Mechanic also helps you to keep your installed extensions up-to-date. This can be done automatically (every time you start up RoboFont) or manually.

Automatic extension updates can be configured in the Settings panel.

If you prefer to update extensions manually, you can do so in the Updates panel.

Last edited on 31/01/2018