Installing hRasterizer

hRasterizer is packaged and distributed as a RoboFont extension.

hRasterizer currently requires that hTools3 is installed.
If you wish to use hRasterizer without hTools3, please get in touch.

Installing with Mechanic

It is recommended to install hRasterizer using Mechanic, so it can automatically check for updates and install them.

  1. After acquiring a license, you will receive a hRasterizer.mechanic file per email.
  2. Go to the Mechanic extension’s settings.
  3. Use the plus button to add the .mechanic file to the list of Single Extension Items.

If you install hRasterizer manually, you will not be notified about updates.

Installing manually

The hRasterizer extension can also be installed manually if you have the extension package.

Simply double-click the file hRasterizer.roboFontExt to have it installed in RoboFont.

Installing from source

hRasterizer can be used directly from the source code if you have access to the repository.

This mode allows developers to make changes to the code while using and testing the tools in RoboFont.

  1. Clone the repository using git clone (recommended) or download the source code.
  2. In the RoboFont Preferences window, go to Extensions > Start Up Scripts.
  3. Add the file hRasterizer/Lib/ to the list of start-up scripts.
  4. Save the settings and restart RoboFont – hRasterizer will now appear under the Extensions menu.