The Python section contains settings related to the Python scripting environment in RoboFont.

Use the options in this section to customize the colors and the coding font in the Scripting Window and Output Window. These settings are also used by the Features Editor, the Preferences Editor and all instances of the CodeEditor.

Syntax colors

The table allows you to customize the code editor’s syntax coloring scheme. You can set a different scheme for light and dark mode. Each entry in the table stands for a different type of term in the Python language. To change a color, double click the color cell to open the color picker.


option description
Font The coding font used in the code editor.
Background Background color of the code editor.
Text selection Text selection color in the code editor.
Clear text output before running script Removes all text in the Output Window before running a script.
Live update output Update Scripting Window output during script execution.
Debugger Background Background color of the Output Window.
Debugger text Text color in the Output Window.
Pop up Output window Open the Output Window whenever something is printed, or when a warning is raised.
Script folder The default folder for Python scripts. The Scripts menu shows a list of all .py files contained in this folder.
Last edited on 01/09/2021