xfonts-unifont - PCF (bitmap) version of GNU Unifont

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name xfonts-unifont
Package version 10.0.07
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 4.02 KB
Download size 2.55 MB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This contains three fonts: "Unifont" (unifont.pcf.gz),
"Unifont CSUR" (unifont_csur.pcf.gz),  and
"Unifont Sample" (unifont_sample.pcf.gz).
This is a bitmap version of Unifont in a standard X11 format.
The fonts provide a glyph for each visible code point (character)
in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP, or Plane 0).  The BMP
contains most of the world's modern writing scripts.  These fonts
look best at 12pt.
unifont.pcf.gz contains Unicode Plane 0 glyphs.  This is the main font.
unifont_sample.pcf.gz contains combining circles for combining characters.
Thus it is suited for illustrating individual Unicode glyphs, whereas
Unifont is intended for general-purpose writing.
unifont_csur.pcf.gz contains some scripts in the Plane 0 ConScript
Unicode Registry (CSUR).  These scripts are not part of the Unicode
Standard, but are a popular use for the Private Use Area (PUA).
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.
Consider using the TrueType version instead (ttf-unifont), because
that version is scalable to any point size and has proper combining
character support.


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


Name Value
xfonts-utils -


Name Value
unifont << 1:5.1.20080706


Name Value
unifont << 1:5.1.20080706


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

Install Howto

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




See unifont_10.0.07-1_all.deb changelog.

See Also

Package Description
xfonts-utils_7.7+6_amd64.deb X Window System font utility programs
xfsdump_3.1.6+nmu2_amd64.deb Administrative utilities for the XFS filesystem
xfslibs-dev_4.9.0+nmu1ubuntu2_amd64.deb XFS filesystem-specific static libraries and headers
xfsprogs_4.9.0+nmu1ubuntu2_amd64.deb Utilities for managing the XFS filesystem
xinit_1.3.4-3ubuntu3_amd64.deb X server initialisation tool
xinput_1.6.2-1build1_amd64.deb Runtime configuration and test of XInput devices
xkb-data_2.23.1-1ubuntu1_all.deb X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configuration data
xml-core_0.18_all.deb XML infrastructure and XML catalog file support
xmlsec1_1.2.25-1build1_amd64.deb XML security command line processor
xorg-dev_7.7+19ubuntu7_all.deb X.Org X Window System development libraries
xorg-docs-core_1.7.1-1.1_all.deb Core documentation for the X.org X Window System
xorg-docs_1.7.1-1.1_all.deb Miscellaneous documentation for the X.org X Window System
xorg-sgml-doctools_1.11-1_all.deb Common tools for building X.Org SGML documentation
xorg_7.7+19ubuntu7_amd64.deb X.Org X Window System
xserver-common_1.19.6-1ubuntu4_all.deb common files used by various X servers