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Where can I find an idiots guide to installing FontForge on my computer? I'm looking for a guide that is step by step and doesn't assume that I know anything about classpaths or anything else technical.

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If you want to avoid technical things, you can consider installing MacPorts or something similar – Andrea Gottardi Aug 29 '13 at 20:04
Thanks Andrea, that sounds a good solution. Just one thing though, it needs Xcode to be installed. I tried to get it from but their version nolonger supports Snow Leopard (10.6). I tried my original Install Disk but my machine rejects it (perhaps it is only good for an OpSys install?). Do you know where I can download a version of Xcode that will install on 10.6.8? Thanks. – user249760 Aug 30 '13 at 17:31
Okay I have Xcode installed and MacPorts. I have an xterm window open. What exactly do I need to do to download and install FontForge? FontForge suggests that MacPorts has a package that I can download but I don't see it (I can see a copy of a port file but it is not obvious what I need to actually do). I have typed "sudo port install fontforge" on the command line incase MacPorts knows how to find and get it, but I just get Port fontforge not found. So what do I actually have to do to make this work? Thanks for your great assistance. – user249760 Aug 31 '13 at 15:53
Did you update ports with sudo port -v selfupdate? – Andrea Gottardi Aug 31 '13 at 20:24
I didn't think it would be necessary as I'd only just installed MacPorts, but I did it anyway. It seems that the MacPorts site is down: "rsync: failed to connect to Operation timed out (60)". Did I do something wrong? Is there another site I can get the port from? I have downloaded the relevant Portfile but I don't know where to place it or how to tell MacPorts to use it instead of looking elsewhere. Thanks. Connor. – user249760 Sep 1 '13 at 7:52

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