I can’t access Apple Font Tools via the terminal

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I have a situation where I need to edit a given font. but after installing font tools on mac os mojave, and enter these commands on the terminal : "ftxdumperfuser -t hhea -A d font.ttf" The command is not found.

I’m quite new to Apple and mac excuse me if this question is kind of silly.

I followed this tutorial, and open my “/usr/bin:/usr/sbin…” folders to check for the binaries but didn’t find the ftxdumperfuser binary anywhere.

Please does anyone know how to solve this and edit fonts ?


The only way I got it working right now is to:

  • Download the font tools package from Apple. Found them at https://developer.apple.com/download/more/?q=font, picked the one for XCode 11.
  • Mount the dmg file
  • Enter the disk image cd /Volumes/macOS Font Tools
  • Extract the package to a folder of your choosing: pkgutil --expand-full macOS Font Tools.pkg ~/font-tools
  • The CLI tools are now available in ~/font-tools/FontCommandLineTools.pkg/Payload, you may add the folder to your path, or copy the utils to your bin folder.

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