The RoboFont tab contains RoboFont-specific settings.


The Generate section contains settings used by RoboFont when generating fonts.

option description
Decompose Decompose all components when generating a font.
Remove Overlap Remove overlaps in all glyphs when generating a font.
Auto Hint Auto-hint the font with the Adobe FDK autohinter (PostScript fonts) or ttfautohint (TrueType fonts, only if it’s installed in the system) using data from the PostScript hinting info.
Release Mode Set the Adobe FDK in release mode when generating the font. This will turn on subroutinization (makes final OTF file smaller), applies your desired glyph order, and removes the word Development from the font’s version string.
Format Default output format when generating a font:
  • OTF – OpenType CFF (PostScript)
  • TTF – OpenType TT (TrueType)
  • PFA – PostScript Type 1
Italic Slant Offset Shift all glyphs horizontally to the left when generating fonts. The number must have a negative value. This is used mainly when drawing italics with slanted metrics.
Spline Conversion When changing between Cubic (PostScript) and Quadratic (TrueType) curves, the conversion can either preserve the number of points or preserve the curves (adding points when necessary).
Add Dummy DSIG table Add a dummy digital signature table while generating a binary font file.
Features with FontTools Generate features with FontTools. This can be helpful with kerning overflow issues.
Omit Mac Names

Omit the Mac Names from the build, as suggested by the OpenType spec.

Skip Glyphs

A space separated list of glyph names representing glyphs that should not be included in the generated fonts. See the UFO3 specification.

Production names

A table mapping production glyph names to final PostScript glyph names. See the UFO3 specification and Setting production and final names.

Last edited on 01/09/2021