libxft2 - FreeType-based font drawing library for X

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libxft2
Package version 2.3.1
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 137 B
Download size 59.56 KB
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Xft provides a client-side font API for X applications, making the FreeType
font rasterizer available to X clients.  Fontconfig is used for font
specification resolution.  Where available, the RENDER extension handles
glyph drawing; otherwise, the core X protocol is used.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libxft2_2.3.1-1_i386.deb 2.3.1 i386 Debian Main
libxft2 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3
libfontconfig1 >= 2.9.0
libfreetype6 >= 2.3.5
libx11-6 -
libxrender1 -
multiarch-support -


Type URL
Binary Package libxft2_2.3.1-1_amd64.deb
Source Package xft

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libxft2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libxft2




2012-06-16 - Cyril Brulebois <>
xft (2.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Subpixel LCD text rendering improvements (Closes: #641197).
2011-06-12 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.2.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Build for multiarch.
[ Julien Cristau ]
* Add build-indep and build-arch d/rules targets.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
2011-02-10 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove Andres Salomon and David Nusinow from Uploaders.  Thanks for your
* Parse DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS with $(filter ..), not $(findstring ..).
* Drop obsolete Conflicts on libxft2-dev and xlibs-dev.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
* Upload to unstable.
2011-01-14 - Cyril Brulebois <>
xft (2.2.0-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Remove obsolete xft-config script.
* Adapt libxft-dev.install accordingly.
* Remove RCS tag in debian/copyright.
* Bump xutils-dev build-dep for new macros.
* Drop 001_no_export_freetype.diff, merged upstream.
2010-03-11 - Cyril Brulebois <>
xft (2.1.14-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Julien Cristau ]
* Rename the build directory to not include DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE for no
good reason.  Thanks, Colin Watson!
* Remove myself from Uploaders
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Add udeb needed for the graphical installer: libxft2-udeb.
* Version/Bump some B-D to make sure the udeb gets its dependencies on
the (recently-added) udebs rather than on the libraries:
- libx11-dev
- libxrender-dev
* Bump Standards-Version from 3.8.3 to 3.8.4 (no changes needed).
* Add ${misc:Depends} to non-udeb binaries, and wrap Depends.
* Add myself to Uploaders.
2009-12-03 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.1.14-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Timo Aaltonen ]
* New upstream release.
* Bump the build-dep on xutils-dev (>= 1:7.5~1).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (README.source added).
* Drop pre-dependency on x11-common from libxft-dev. This was needed
for upgrades from sarge.
* Move -dbg package to section debug.
2009-02-15 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.1.13-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
2008-07-26 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.1.13-2) experimental; urgency=low
* Delete obsolete libxft-dev preinst (closes: #491633).
2008-07-19 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.1.13-1) experimental; urgency=low
[ Brice Goglin ]
* Update upstream URL in debian/copyright.
[ Julien Cristau ]
* New upstream release.
* Stop handling nostrip explicitly in debian/rules (dh_strip does it
already), and allow parallel builds using sample code from policy.
* Switch to running autoreconf at build time; build-depend on automake,
libtool and xutils-dev.
2008-06-10 - Julien Cristau <>
xft (2.1.12-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove Branden from Uploaders with his permission.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3.
* Add Vcs-Git and Vcs-Browser control fields.
* Drop pre-dependency on x11-common from libxft2 and libxft2-dbg, as it's
not needed.
* Use ${binary:Version} instead of the equivalent but confusingly-named
* Modify patch 001_no_export_freetype.diff to not export fontconfig in
'pkg-config --libs xft' (closes: #389831).
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Fix XftDrawRect when Render not supported (cherry-picked from upstream
git; closes: #462262).

See Also

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libxine1-doc_1.1.21-1+deb7u1_all.deb xine video player library – documentation files
libxine1-ffmpeg_1.1.21-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb MPEG-related plugins for libxine1
libxine1-gnome_1.1.21-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb GNOME-related plugins for libxine1
libxine1-misc-plugins_1.1.21-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb Input, audio output and post plugins for libxine1
libxine1-plugins_1.1.21-1+deb7u1_all.deb xine video/media player library ‒ meta package for common plugins
libxine1-x_1.1.21-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb X desktop video output plugins for libxine1
libxine1_1.1.21-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb xine video/media player library – meta-package
libxine2-all-plugins_1.2.2-5_all.deb xine video/media player library ‒ meta-package for all plugins
libxine2-bin_1.2.2-5_amd64.deb xine video/media player library – binary files