I have been rebuilding the font resources for the font API I have been building for the last couple of months.. After only processing over 2600 fonts, I realise I am going to be able to operate most of the site but due to the size of large font uploads the /fonts folder will be WebDAV from the vps I have been trialling, as I have enough saved to pay for maybe 36/48 months of runtime at the moment…
It take on average to have all the font files per font in a zip around 2-4Mb zipped but some of the font files have reached 20Mb even 120Mb when large amount of glyph are present in the font… So the svn on what I have so far managed too collect which is around 500k fonts to crash with font forge, I hope too see a large svn at some point with this odd 1000 it is already 6.6Gbs…
I am going to be making an app at first which is the on-screen browser on au.syd.labs.coop where ppl can preuse fonts downloadable, I haven’t used my web crawler yet which is in it – it could take a week or so of constant website crawling looking for more fonts..
So that’s what I have been upto :-//
Font API Version 2.1.9
Here at Chronolabs Cooperative (wishcraft) we have been working on a new version 2.x of the Font’s API which is in release of version 2.1.x. This is without the unison cloud peering system, which will be additional in version 2.2.x coming out in a month or two.
The new font API you can see operating at http://fonts.labs.coop which is a complete Debian/Ubuntu solution. To Install there is quite a bit of configuration and you will have to be able to read the code as well as: apt-get install fontforge zip unzip bzip 7zip rar — and so on with the systems required to be installed as well as in some of the cronjobs you will require user permissions to be set with chown and chmod calls.
You can download the font API version 2.1.9 from sourceforge here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/chronolabsapis/files/fonts.labs.coop/Version%202.x/2.1.9/
In version 2.2.x we will be including a peer-to-peer cloud font sharing system without reproduction, as well as glyph output previews and be rounding of any callback and other options involved in the peer-2-peer font cloud sharing solution with a peering identify checksum!
This is the final revision for minor revision of 2.1!