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  • Q: I'd like to participate. How do I begin?

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      Review open issues on the GitHub issue tracker, and post a comment saying you'd like to start working on this to see if anyone else has already started on it.

         — Dave Crossland (davelab6) · 6 years ago
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      • Tip:

        Talk about diverse kinds of contributions. Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

      • Examples:

        Here's how to download and patch our codes…

        Read about our death-defying mailing list and momentous IRC channel at http://lobstermag.net.

  • Q: Other than writing code, how can I contribute?

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      Record a screencast

      If you find a neat way to do something with FontForge, make a screencast for others to learn your technique.

      We'd love to include this on the FontForge website!

         — Dave Crossland (davelab6) · 6 years ago
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      • Tip:

        Discuss documentation, testing, webmastering, and/or publicity.

        Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

      • Example:

        We need people to download version 0.4.5 and make sure the frobulator still frobulates correctly.

  • Q: What's a good bug for a newcomer to tackle?

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      • Tip:

        Many projects have good small tasks that can teach newcomers how the project works. Now's your chance to share one of them!

        Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

      • Example:

        Someone could improve the photo upload dialog box so that it lets you resize the photo before sending it to the web.

  • Q: What is a bug or issue with FontForge that you've been putting off, neglecting, or just plain avoiding?

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      • Examples:

        I don't know how to get started with internationalizing my app.

        Bug 392 about printing was filed five years ago, and I don't even know if printing still works.

        I want help from a C coder writing a Maildir patch for Alpine.

      • Note:

        If this issue was formally filed on the web, be sure to include the URL.

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About FontForge


FontForge is a libre font editor application that runs best on GNU+Linux (Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, etc) and also runs well on Mac OS X. A Windows version is available but is unstable.

from the profile of Dave Crossland (davelab6)

The code is mostly written in C.

Volunteer opportunities, etc.

Volunteer opportunities matching FontForge (604)

There is 1 person who can mentor in FontForge.

There are 168 people who can mentor in C, FontForge's primary language.

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