python-fontforge - font editor - Python bindings

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename python-fontforge_20170731~dfsg-1build1_amd64.deb
Package name python-fontforge
Package version 20170731~dfsg
Package release 1build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/python
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 18.27 KB
Installed size 132.00 KB
FontForge is a font editor.
Use it to create, edit and convert fonts
in OpenType, TrueType, UFO, CID-keyed, Multiple Master,
and many other formats.
This package provides the Python modules (the libraries fontforge and
psMat) to access a FontForge program for font manipulations.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-fontforge_20170731~dfsg-1build1_i386.deb 20170731~dfsg i386 Ubuntu Universe
python-fontforge - - -


Name Value
libfontforge2 = 1:20170731~dfsg-1build1
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7~
python:any << 2.8
python:any >= 2.7~


Type URL
Binary Package python-fontforge_20170731~dfsg-1build1_amd64.deb
Source Package fontforge

Install Howto

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




2019-01-14 - Matthias Klose <>
fontforge (1:20170731~dfsg-1build1) disco; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for readline soname change.
2017-09-24 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
fontforge (1:20170731~dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New release with number of adjustments and fixes.
+ Fixes multiple CVE's listed below.
CVE-2017-11577, CVE-2017-11576, CVE-2017-11575, CVE-2017-11574,
CVE-2017-11572, CVE-2017-11571, CVE-2017-11569, CVE-2017-11568.
Closes: bug#869614. Thanks to Salvatore Bonaccorso.
[ Vasudev Kamath ]
* Add fontforge-doc package to fontforge source.
Closes: bug#855710, bug#853040. Thanks to Hideki Yamane.
* Simplify d-shlibs handling. Tighten to build-depend on recent d-hlibs.
* debian/patches:
+ Drop patch 1001, merged upstream.
+ Refresh patch 2002 with new upstream files.
+ Add patch 2003 for removing SourceForge logo from documentation.
* Update libfontforge2.symbols file for new release.
There a lot of refactoring done by upstream without bumping major
* Drop unused lintian-override from debian/source/lintian-override.
* Drop wild card debian-old/* from debian/copyright. It is no longer
available in upstream source.
* Do not disable PIE.
Closes: bug#865601. Thanks to Adrian Bunk.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Add myself as uploader.
* Update watch file: Use substitution strings.
* Drop superfluous dh_installdirs hint files.
* Advertise DEP-3 format in patch headers.
* Tighten lintian overrides regarding License-Reference.
* Tighten lintian overrides regarding long code lines.
* Add lintian override for obsolete-url-in-packaging false positive.
* Drop obsolete maintainer script make-clean-tarball.
* Avoid mentioning Debian in doc-base title.
* Update homepage.
* Modernize Vcs-* fields:
+ Consistently use git (not cgit) in path.
+ Consistently include .git suffix in path.
* Update copyright info:
+ Extend coverage for myself. Relince packaging to GPL-3+.
+ Merge same-licensed Files sections.
+ List graphicore code, licensed as BSD-2-clause.
+ Fix drop duplicate entries.
+ Fix list fontforge/fvimportbdf.c (same as gdraw/fontP.h) as
licensed BSD-3-clause and X11~TOG (not BSD-3-clause).
+ Fix list files licensed BSD-3-clause in initial wildcard section.
+ Fix list files by a non-main copyright holder licensed GPL-3+.
+ Fix list files by a non-main copyright holders licensed GPL-3+
with font exception.
+ Fix list font files.
+ Fix list files licensed GPL-2+.
+ Fix add License section for LGPL-2.1+.
+ Exclude non-DFSG free fonts from repackaged tarball.
* Update package relations:
+ Stop conflict with defoma: Dropped before oldstable.
* Drop breaks+replaces unneeded since oldstable.
* Generalize and extend patch 2003 to cover more potential breaches.
2016-11-12 - Vasudev Kamath <>
fontforge (1:20161005~dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.
* Replace libuninamelist0-dev with libuninamelist1-dev in the override
section of d-shlibmove.
2016-10-22 - Vasudev Kamath <>
fontforge (1:20161005~dfsg-3) experimental; urgency=medium
* Install pkg-config files for libfontforge-dev
2016-10-15 - Vasudev Kamath <>
fontforge (1:20161005~dfsg-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Add libglib2.0-dev as build-depends to fontforge, this makes sure that
libfontforge-dev gets libglib2.0-dev build dependency.
Closes: bug#840417, Thanks to Vasudev Kamath.
2016-10-10 - Vasudev Kamath <>
fontforge (1:20161005~dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Import new upstream release.
* debian/copyright:
+ Updated for new release.
* Update libfontforge2.symbols file for new release.
* Override libreadline7-dev with libreadline-dev for d-shlibs.
* Drop embedded copies of Cantarrel and Inconsolata fonts and add
recommends on the appropriate package for fontforge-common.

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