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