The fontQA system requirements
Please find below a list of requirements that your system must meet to use the fontQA framework.
The fontQA framwork runs inside FontLab, so the supported operating systems are the same that FontLab supports:
- Mac OS Classic (version 9.2 and above with CarbonLib 1.6 and above)
- Mac OS X (version 10.3 and above)
- Microsoft Windows (version 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP)
As mentioned above fontQA runs inside FontLab, so you need it. Supported versions are 4.5, 4.6 and the upcoming FontLab Studio 5.
The fontQA framwork is written in python, so you need a Python interpreter which is supported by your FontLab programme.
Since FontLab for Mac is carbon software you need the carbon version of MacPython-OS9 2.3.3 - other versions will not work.
For Windows you need version 2.2.x - other versions will not work. Youn can download Python 2.3.3 vor Windows from the original Python website. I prefer the distribution from Active State which includes the win32 and win32com extensions. The matching installer is ActivePython-2.2.3-227-win32-ix86.msi.
The reports created by fontQA are XML files which must be converted to HTML by the browser via an XSL transformation - not every browser can do this.
The latest version of Safari will work.
Internet Explorer (version 5 and above) will work.