GNU + Linux Installation Guide¶
You’ll need Python 3.6 (or newer) to run FontBakery. Install with your GNU+Linux package manager or from www.python.org.
pip install fontbakery
pip install --upgrade fontbakery
The following are optional dependencies that you can install to extend the functionality of Font Bakery. Please note that some tests will not be executed if these optional dependencies are not present on your system.
Microsoft Font Validator¶
Font Validator has useful tests for a font’s glyf table. We use Hintak’s fork.
download the latest release for your OS.
Change the unzipped binary’s permissions,
chmod 755 FontValidator
Move the binary to your bin folder,
mv /path/to/unzipped/FontValidator /usr/local/bin/FontValidator
The script available at
prebuilt/workarounds/ftxvalidator/ssh-implementation/ftxvalidator lets you execute the macOS tool
ftxvalidator on a remote host. It is designed as a drop-in replacement to be put in your
In order to use it you must also add your client’s ssh public key to
.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote machine.