GNU Fontutils

Fontutils is a set of utilities to create and manipulate bitmap fonts.


Fontutils is found on the main GNU server (HTTPSHTTPFTP) and its mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.


Documentation for Fontutils is available online. You may also find information about Fontutils by running info fontutils or man fontutils, or by looking at /usr/share/doc/fontutils, or similar directories on your system. A brief summary is available by running fontutils --help.

Mailing lists

Fontutils has two mailing lists:

To subscribe to the fontutils-bugs list, send an e-mail with a Subject: header of “subscribe” to <>. To subscribe to the fontutils-commits list, send a similar e-mail to <>. If you wish to unsubscribe, simply change the Subject to “unsubscribe.” Alternatively, you can use the web interface.

Getting involved

Development of Fontutils, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU . If you'd like to get involved with Fontutils in particular, you should join the bugs mailing list (see above) and express not only your desire to help but also your area of interest.

For development sources, bug and patch trackers, and other information, please see the Fontutils project page at Please feel free to look at the old task list.

A patch for an older release is available to fix some string constants (a trivial change, legally speaking). It does not apply to the development sources.

Fontutils is currently maintained by Adam M. Dutko. Please use the mailing list for contact.


Fontutils is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.