fonts-freefont-ttf - Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono Truetype fonts

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Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename fonts-freefont-ttf_20120503-1_all.deb
Package name fonts-freefont-ttf
Package version 20120503
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 5.75 MB
Installed size 10.47 KB
Freefont is a set of free high-quality TrueType fonts covering the UCS
character set. These fonts are similar to the widely known Helvetica,
Times and Courier fonts.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-freefont-ttf_20120503-1_all.deb 20120503 all Debian Main
fonts-freefont-ttf - - -


Name Value
ttf-freefont -


Name Value
ttf-freefont << 20120503-1


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-freefont-ttf_20120503-1_all.deb
Source Package fonts-freefont

Install Howto

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




2012-05-09 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-freefont (20120503-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Christian Perrier ]
* New upstream release
+ Fixes "Glyphs for U+2293 (square cap) and U+2294 (square cup) inverted"
Closes: #659527
+ Removes accidentally included Untitled1.ttf
Closes: #662924
+ Fixes "Strange glyphs for some chars in Control Pictures block"
Closes: #632746
* Rename source package to "fonts-freefont" to fit the Font
Packages Naming Policy.
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Bump Standards to 3.9.3 (checked)
[ Fabian Greffrath ]
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Update debian/watch file.
* Fix FTBFS twice in a row by properly using dh_auto_clean
Closes: #662930
* Adapt to the build system provided in the upstream tarball.
* Remove some obsolete debhelper files.
* Move debian/preinst to fonts-freefont-ttf.preinst.
* Remove XC-Prefix from Package-Type field in debian/control.
2011-02-07 - Davide Viti <>
ttf-freefont (20100919-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #599151, #610849)
* Remove dependencies on x-ttcidfont-conf and reflect the change in
README.Debian as well
* debian/copyright: add Steve White as current upstream maintainer 
* debian/control: 
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 (no changes needed)
- Build-Depends-Indep set to "fontforge-nox | fontforge" to unburden
buildds. Drop also version restriction (>= 0.0.20080330)
* debian/scripts/FreeSans-strip: strip more ranges from the udeb:
- Cherokee (u13A0:u13FF)
- Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (u1400:u167F)
- Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended (u18B0:u18FF)
- Tifinagh (u2D30:u2D7F)
- Vai (uA500:uA63F)
- Latin Extended-D (uA720:uA7FF)
- Osmanya (u10480:u104AF)
2010-04-06 - Davide Viti <>
ttf-freefont (20090104-7) unstable; urgency=low
[Rogério Brito]
* Update the version of the GPL (Closes: #576146)
* Update the years of copyright
* Delete trailing whitespace
[ Davide Viti ]
* Prepare new release
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed)
2010-03-29 - Davide Viti <>
ttf-freefont (20090104-6) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jan Dittberner ]
* Add binary package otf-freefont providing OpenType versions of the
fonts (Closes: #575729)
- add debian/otf-freefont.dirs, debian/,
debian/otf-freefont.install, debian/scripts/ConvertOTFont.ff
- call ConvertOTFont.ff in debian/scripts/
- add OTF related lines to debian/rules
- add new binary package stanza to debian/control
* Set debhelper dependency version to (>= 7.0.50~) to fix lintian
[ Davide Viti ]
* Prepare new release
2009-11-30 - Davide Viti <>
ttf-freefont (20090104-5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Switch to debhelper v7
* Use a minimal debian/rules file
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format
* As a consequence of the above, no longer build-depend on quilt and cdbs
* Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to properly cope with
debhelper-triggerred dependencies
* Add myself as Uploader
* Update Standards to 3.8.3 (checked)
[ Davide Viti ]
* Remove defoma hints files and dependency on defoma
2009-07-25 - Davide Viti <>
ttf-freefont (20090104-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: change source section to "fonts"
2009-07-11 - Davide Viti <>
ttf-freefont (20090104-3) unstable; urgency=low
* scripts/ re-encode as "unicodeFull" as to
deal with glyphs in ranges > uFFFF
* scripts/FreeSans-strip: simplify stripping glyphs in high ranges (>
uFFFF) taking advantage of new version of
* Really strip Ugaritic, Old Persian and Phoenician out of the udeb
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.2
* Bump Build-Depends on debhelper to 5.0.42: replace binary-install
with install in debian/rules to fix building with DH_COMPAT>=5

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