Welcome to RoboFab

RoboFab is a Python library with objects that deal with data usually associated with fonts and type design. RoboFab has support for the UFO font format.

RoboFab is available as a couple of relatively easy to install packages. If you’re just starting with RoboFab, or you just want to make UFO’s, this is the place to start.

For developers and folks who like to keep their fingers on the pulse of digital type, the RoboFab source code is available as a git repository. The git version will be more up to date and might contain new features.

Object Model


Here is a handy map of the RoboFab objects.

The Developers

RoboFab is developed and maintained by Tal Leming, Erik van Blokland, Just van Rossum (in no particular order)


Email the RoboFab Consortium at info@robofab.org.


This package is distributed under the BSD license. See the license. RoboFab is built in Python. Parts of RoboFab use fontTools, an OpenSource font toolkit by Just van Rossum. Parts of the RoboFab library are built to work with code from FontLab, which is a product of Pyrus Inc. Parts of RoboFab implement the Property List file format in XML, copyright Apple Computer. Parts of RoboFab implement tables and names from PostScript and the OpenType FDK, copyright Adobe.

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