unifont - font with a glyph for each visible Unicode Plane 0 character

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name unifont
Package version 10.0.07
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 6.17 KB
Download size 1.38 MB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package is a convenient way to install the PCF bitmap version,
PSF bitmap version, and the scalable TrueType outline version of "Unifont"
(intended for general-purpose use) and "Unifont Sample" (which contains
combining circles to use for illustration purposes).  It also installs
a copy of unifont.hex and related files in /usr/share/unifont.
GNU Unifont was designed to render something besides an empty box
for each visible Unicode character in the Basic Multilingual Plane
(BMP, or Plane 0).  The BMP contains most of the world's modern writing
scripts.  This font looks best at 12pt.
Complex fonts (such as Indic or Semitic scripts, where letters change
shape depending on their position in a word, or such as Mongolian, which
can be written vertically) will not render perfectly.  The philosophy
behind this font, though, is that anything meaningful is better than
an empty box for an unknown glyph.


Package Version Architecture Repository
unifont_10.0.07-1_all.deb 10.0.07 all Ubuntu Main
unifont - - -


Name Value
psf-unifont -
ttf-unifont -
xfonts-unifont -
xfonts-utils -


Name Value
unifont-bin << 1:5.1.20080706-1


Type URL
Binary Package unifont_10.0.07-1_all.deb
Source Package unifont

Install Howto

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




2017-12-27 - Paul Hardy <unifoundry@unifoundry.com>
unifont (1:10.0.07-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[Helmut Grohne]
* Fix FTCBFS: (Closes: #875572)
+ Let dh_auto_build pass cross compilers to make
+ debian/patches/nostrip.patch: Do not strip during build
+ Only build "bindir" during arch-only build.
+ Add override_dh_auto_install-arch to only install arch:any components.
[Paul Hardy]
* Update to Unifont 10.0.07 release.
* debian/control: update to Standards version 4.1.2.
* debian/watch:
- update to version 4
- change "ftp://" to "https://"
2017-08-26 - Paul Hardy <unifoundry@unifoundry.com>
unifont (1:10.0.06-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update to Unifont 10.0.06 release.
* debian/compat: update to version 10.
* debian/control, source package:
- Update debhelper line to: Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 10)
- Removed Build-Depends-Indep entries for libgd-gd2-perl and
libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl because they have been removed from Debian.
- Update Standards-Version to 4.1.0
* debian/copyright: added David Corbett.
* debian/source/include-binaries: removed this file, which contained
"debian/upstream-signing-key.pgp".  Now the non-binary file
"debian/upstream/signing-key.asc" is being used instead, to reflect
a change introduced in Debian Policy 4.1.0.
* debian/upstream/signing-key.asc: added file.
* debian/upstream-signing-key.pgp: removed file.
2017-07-12 - Paul Hardy <unifoundry@unifoundry.com>
unifont (1:10.0.05-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update to Unifont 10.0.05 release. 
2017-07-08 - Paul Hardy <unifoundry@unifoundry.com>
unifont (1:10.0.04-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to Unifont 10.0.04 release, which incorporates all changes
in experimental version 10.0.03.
* debian/control, unifont-bin section:
- Removed "Priority: extra" entry because "extra" no longer exists.
Now "Priority: optional" is inherited from the "unifont" source
package.  The change from "optional" to "extra" was made originally
because of unifont-bin Perl programs that required libgd-perl,
which had Priority "extra" (see 766699 for details).  (Closes: 867220)
- Removed Depends entries for libgd-gd2-perl and libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl
because they have been removed from Debian.
* debian/copyright: credited "Anonymous1" by request.
* debian/rules: added the line
"export DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS = hardening=+all" to enable "BINDNOW"
and "RELRO" hardening flags.
* debian/unifont-bin.lintian-overrides: removed file, which contained
"unifont-bin: hardening-no-fortify-functions usr/bin/unifontpic".
The file was created to override a false positive.  That false positive
is no longer triggered.
2017-06-30 - Paul Hardy <unifoundry@unifoundry.com>
unifont (1:10.0.03-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* unifont-10.0.03/src/hex2sfd: modified to reposition combining characters
when typing text in various editors.  This version probably works fine,
but is in "experimental" to allow testing before moving to unstable.
2017-06-30 - Paul Hardy <unifoundry@unifoundry.com>
unifont (1:10.0.02-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update to Unifont 10.0.02 release.
* Includes touched-up U+03xx block for better looking tonos over Greek
letters, shift Greek breathing marks left, and other adjustments.
2017-06-25 - Paul Hardy <unifoundry@unifoundry.com>
unifont (1:10.0.01-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update to standards version 4.0.0. 
* Fixed typo in ChangeLog; thanks to Matt Kraai.
2017-06-20 - Paul Hardy <unifoundry@unifoundry.com>
unifont (1:10.0.01-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update to support Unicode 10.0 release.
* Built & tested on first Stretch stable release.
* debian/control, unifont-bin section:
- Added Depends entry for bdf2psf.
- Added Suggests entry for texlive.
- Added system requirement of at least 4 GB main memory.
* Utilities for ".bmp" graphics files & documentation updated to support
quadruple-length glyphs.
* Further details in ChangeLog file in main directory.

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