RoboFont is built on top of several font-related Python libraries, which are embedded in RoboFont and can be used in your own scripts. Their APIs are available out-of-the-box, no additional installation is required.
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Other embedded libraries
The following libraries are also embedded in RoboFont:
|booleanOperations||performing boolean operations on contours|
|compositor||laying out text with support for OpenType features|
|cu2qu||converting cubic bezier curves to quadratic|
|defcon||providing base functionality for font objects|
|defconAppKit||creating UIs for font editing applications|
|dialogKit||creating UIs that work across different font editors|
|extractor||extracting data from font binaries into UFO objects|
|feaPyFoFum||writing OpenType features dynamically|
|fontMath||interpolating glyphs, fonts and other kinds of font data|
|fontPens||a collection of classes implementing the pen protocol|
|fontTools||dealing with binaries (OpenType, TrueType etc)|
|glyphConstruction||building glyphs from other glyphs|
|glyphNameFormatter||generating glyph name lists from unicode data|
|mutatorMath||interpolating in multiple dimensions|
|ufoNormalizer||normalizing XML and other data inside UFOs|
|ufo2fdk||generating OTFs from UFOs with the AFDKO|
|ufo2svg||converting UFOs to SVG fonts|
|ufoLib||reading and writing UFOs|
|woffTools||verifying and examining WOFF files|
All standard Python modules are also available in RoboFont.
Check the The Python Standard Library for a complete list of modules included in Python.
In addition to embedded and standard libraries, which are available out-of-the-box in RoboFont, you can also install and use one of the thousands of third-party Python modules available.
All local packages are accessible in RoboFont, if they are properly installed in the same python version as the embedded one in RoboFont (python 3.6.4) site-packages folder.
For a complete list of packages, check PyPI - the Python Package Index.