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Who knows right way to compile FontForge on the Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit system?

Any experience and suggests will be greatly useful.

Full guide for build and install from source here:
FontForge : Building and installing from source

... but my probe was failed. Help please.

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Can you provide the failure you saw? It probably has useful information. – tumbleweed Mar 26 '12 at 10:30
Sorry I do not answered you when I create my question because I was need to find just simple right way to compile FF. And btw my failure was approximately equal to @BD-TH answer (look below) – swift Jun 24 '14 at 9:37
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The following worked for me:

bzr branch lp:fontforge
cd fontforge
sudo make install

I started it, by typing in the terminal fontforge.


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first at ./configure I get "No GUI version" message. I install dependence packages by guide and was configured with no this message but get this at make: pythonui.c:34:20: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory – swift Mar 27 '12 at 7:41
found answer here: link missing python-dev package – swift Mar 27 '12 at 8:36
I get working copy of FontForge on my system, but just with installing additional dependence packages on my system and reinstall FontForge through Software Center ... will try to compile also. Thank you! – swift Mar 28 '12 at 2:26
If you have the "pythonui.c:34:20: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory" error, try to install python-dev package. – user53439 Apr 4 '12 at 13:44

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