Crate norad

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Utilties for working with Unified Font Object files.

The types in this crate correspond to types described in the spec.

Basic Usage

Instantiate a UFO font object with a Font struct like this:

use norad::Font;

let inpath = "RoflsExtraDim.ufo";
let mut font_obj = Font::load(inpath).expect("failed to load font");

The API may be used to access and modify data in the Font:

 let layer = font_obj.default_layer();
 let glyph_a = layer.get_glyph("A").expect("missing glyph");
 assert_eq!(, "A");

Serialize the Font to UFO files on disk with the Font::save method:

 let outpath = "RoflsSemiDim.ufo";;

Refer to the examples directory of the source repository for additional source code examples.

API Documentation

Details on the full API for working with UFO fonts are available in these docs.


norad is licensed under the MIT and Apache v2.0 licenses.


Source files are available at


pub use fontinfo::FontInfo;


Storage structures for UFO data and images.

Error types.

The contents of fontinfo.plist.


A 2D affine transformation.

A reference position in a glyph, such as for attaching accents.

A color in RGBA (Red-Green-Blue-Alpha) format.

A reference to another glyph, to be included in this glyph’s outline.

A single open or closed bezier path segment.

A single point in a Contour.

A type that describes which components of a UFO should be loaded.

A font object, corresponding to a UFO directory. A Unified Font Object.

A glyph, loaded from a .glif file.

A guideline associated with a glyph.

An image included in a glyph.

A UFO layer, corresponding to a ‘glyphs’ sub-directory.

A collection of Layer objects.

The contents of the metainfo.plist file.

A name used to identify a Glyph or a Layer.

Options that can be set when writing the UFO to disk.


A version of the UFO spec.

An infinite line.

Possible types of points that can exist in a Contour.

The quote character used to write the XML declaration.

Type Definitions

A map of group name to a list of glyph names.

A map of kerning pairs.

A Plist dictionary.