libxft-dev - FreeType-based font drawing library for X (development files)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename libxft-dev_2.3.2-1_amd64.deb
Package name libxft-dev
Package version 2.3.2
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category libdevel
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 44.62 KB
Installed size 215.00 KB
Xft provides a client-side font API for X applications, making the FreeType
font rasterizer available to X clients.  Fontconfig is used for font
specification resolution.  Where available, the RENDER extension handles
glyph drawing; otherwise, the core X protocol is used.
This package provides a static library and C header files.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libxft-dev_2.3.2-1_i386.deb 2.3.2 i386 Ubuntu Main
libxft-dev - - -


Name Value
libc-dev -
libc6-dev -
libfontconfig1-dev -
libfreetype6-dev -
libx11-dev >= 2:1.0.0
libxft2 = 2.3.2-1
libxrender-dev -
libz-dev -
zlib1g-dev -


Name Value
libxft2-dev -


Type URL
Binary Package libxft-dev_2.3.2-1_amd64.deb
Source Package xft

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libxft-dev deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libxft-dev




2014-07-13 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Rewrite debian/rules using dh, bump compat level to 9, drop xsfbs.
2014-01-18 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix FTBFS with freetype 2.5.1 (closes: #733385).
2012-06-16 - Cyril Brulebois <>
xft (2.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Subpixel LCD text rendering improvements (Closes: #641197).
2011-06-12 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.2.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Build for multiarch.
[ Julien Cristau ]
* Add build-indep and build-arch d/rules targets.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
2011-02-10 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove Andres Salomon and David Nusinow from Uploaders.  Thanks for your
* Parse DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS with $(filter ..), not $(findstring ..).
* Drop obsolete Conflicts on libxft2-dev and xlibs-dev.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
* Upload to unstable.
2011-01-14 - Cyril Brulebois <>
xft (2.2.0-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Remove obsolete xft-config script.
* Adapt libxft-dev.install accordingly.
* Remove RCS tag in debian/copyright.
* Bump xutils-dev build-dep for new macros.
* Drop 001_no_export_freetype.diff, merged upstream.
2010-03-11 - Cyril Brulebois <>
xft (2.1.14-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Julien Cristau ]
* Rename the build directory to not include DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE for no
good reason.  Thanks, Colin Watson!
* Remove myself from Uploaders
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Add udeb needed for the graphical installer: libxft2-udeb.
* Version/Bump some B-D to make sure the udeb gets its dependencies on
the (recently-added) udebs rather than on the libraries:
- libx11-dev
- libxrender-dev
* Bump Standards-Version from 3.8.3 to 3.8.4 (no changes needed).
* Add ${misc:Depends} to non-udeb binaries, and wrap Depends.
* Add myself to Uploaders.
2009-12-03 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.1.14-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Timo Aaltonen ]
* New upstream release.
* Bump the build-dep on xutils-dev (>= 1:7.5~1).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (README.source added).
* Drop pre-dependency on x11-common from libxft-dev. This was needed
for upgrades from sarge.
* Move -dbg package to section debug.
2009-02-15 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.1.13-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
2008-07-26 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.1.13-2) experimental; urgency=low
* Delete obsolete libxft-dev preinst (closes: #491633).

See Also

Package Description
libxft2_2.3.2-1_amd64.deb FreeType-based font drawing library for X
libxi-dev_1.7.6-1_amd64.deb X11 Input extension library (development headers)
libxi6_1.7.6-1_amd64.deb X11 Input extension library
libxinerama-dev_1.1.3-1_amd64.deb X11 Xinerama extension library (development headers)
libxinerama1_1.1.3-1_amd64.deb X11 Xinerama extension library
libxkbcommon-dev_0.5.0-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb library interface to the XKB compiler - development files
libxkbcommon-x11-0_0.5.0-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb library to create keymaps with the XKB X11 protocol
libxkbcommon-x11-dev_0.5.0-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb library to create keymaps with the XKB X11 protocol - development files
libxkbcommon0_0.5.0-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb library interface to the XKB compiler - shared library
libxkbfile-dev_1.0.9-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb X11 keyboard file manipulation library (development headers)
libxkbfile1_1.0.9-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb X11 keyboard file manipulation library
libxklavier-dev_5.4-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb Development files for libxklavier
libxklavier16_5.4-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb X Keyboard Extension high-level API
libxml-commons-external-java-doc_1.4.01-2build1_all.deb Documentation of XML Commons external API
libxml-commons-external-java_1.4.01-2build1_all.deb XML Commons external code - DOM, SAX, and JAXP, etc