open-font-design-toolkit - metapackage for open font design

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name open-font-design-toolkit
Package version 1.6+nmu1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 11 B
Download size 4.21 KB
Official Mirror
This package provides all tools needed to design, adapt, improve and
hack on open fonts, including recommendations for the ones needed to
do font design in a collaborative manner using VCS (version control
A growing number of high-quality fonts are released under the Open Font
License (or similar recognized font-specific licenses) to allow distributing,
modifying, improving and branching by others including adding new glyphs and
smart behaviours, extending the Unicode coverage, improving hinting and
allowing new languages to be supported on the free desktop and, of course,
fixing bugs.
The various OFL'ed fonts are listed at and at
Further resources, tools and documentation about font design, writing systems
implementations and packaging can be found on these website from the open font
- the fontguide:
- the Debian fonts task force website:
- the Ubuntu fonts team website:
- the Fedora font SIG :
- SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative website:
- the Open Font Library:
- the ScriptSource community website:


Package Version Architecture Repository
open-font-design-toolkit_1.6+nmu1_all.deb 1.6+nmu1 all Ubuntu Universe
open-font-design-toolkit - - -


Name Value
fondu -
fontforge -
fontforge-extras -
fonttools -
fontypython -
freetype2-demos -
ghostscript -
gimp -
gnome-specimen -
gozer -
grcompiler -
gucharmap -
gwaterfall -
inkscape -
lcdf-typetools -
libfont-ttf-perl -
libotf-bin -
poppler-utils -
python-fontforge -
xgridfit -


Type URL
Binary Package open-font-design-toolkit_1.6+nmu1_all.deb
Source Package open-font-design-toolkit

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install open-font-design-toolkit deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install open-font-design-toolkit




2017-03-19 - Ivo De Decker <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.6+nmu1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Merge changes from 1.5.1 upload, which got dropped accidentally in the 1.6
upload (Closes: #857396)
2017-02-14 - Hideki Yamane <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* debian/control
- drop fontforge-doc from Depends since now fontforge itself contains
2014-11-05 - Daniel Glassey <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* The aim is to make this package suitable for jessie
* debian/control
- Remove dependency on currently unmaintained package cl-zpb-ttf
- Move RC buggy fontmatrix to Recommends
- set "Standards-Version: 3.9.6" (no change)
2014-01-16 - Hideki Yamane <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* debian/control
- set "Standards-Version: 3.9.5"
- move Vcs-* from subversion to git
- fix "hardcoded depends on shared libraries" (Closes: #731922)
+ drop unnecessary dependency, libsipro0, libfreetype6, libjpeg8, libgif4,
libuninameslist0 and libtiff5
+ switch dependency from libotf0 to libotf-bin
+ once drop liblais0
- update debhelper version to 9
* debian/compat
- set 9
2013-10-17 - Christian Perrier <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Drop Recommends on bzr-dbus. Closes: #726605
2013-09-13 - Christian Perrier <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* No longer include bzr-gtk in the design toolkit. Closes: #722532
* Update Standards to 3.9.4 (checked)
2012-05-21 - Daniel Glassey <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.2) unstable; urgency=low
* typo in README.debian, Closes: #532931
* debian/control: Don't use giflib transitional packages anymore, Closes: #540531
* debian/control: Update Standards to 3.9.3
change section to metapackages so that individual apps can be uninstalled
without uninstalling ofdt
* debian/control: depend on grcompiler
2011-11-12 - Christian Perrier <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Nicolas Spalinger ]
* Switch to debhelper v7
* Use a minimal debian/rules file
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format
* Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to properly cope with
debhelper-triggerred dependencies
* Update Standards to 3.9.2 (checked)
[ Christian Perrier ]
* DependĀ on libjepg8 instread of libjpeg62. Closes: #648501
* Make this package a native package. There is no upstream.
* Improve package description
2009-06-28 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update description (Closes: #532931)
2009-05-23 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
open-font-design-toolkit (1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Adding fontforge-extras
* Correcting the dependencies for git (Closes: #526149) 
* Typo fixing (Closes: #513188)

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