encodings: Support for OpenType-specific encodingsΒΆ

fontTools includes support for some character encodings found in legacy Mac TrueType fonts. Many of these legacy encodings have found their way into the standard Python encodings library, but others still remain unimplemented. Importing fontTools.encodings.codecs will therefore add string encode and decode support for the following encodings:

  • x_mac_japanese_ttx

  • x_mac_trad_chinese_ttx

  • x_mac_korean_ttx

  • x_mac_simp_chinese_ttx

fontTools also includes a package (fontTools.encodings.MacRoman) which contains a mapping of glyph IDs to glyph names in the MacRoman character set:

>>> from fontTools.encodings.MacRoman import MacRoman
>>> MacRoman[26]
'twosuperior'