fonts-sil-abyssinica - smart Unicode font for Ethiopian and Erythrean scripts (Amharic et al.)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-abyssinica_1.500-1_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-abyssinica
Package version 1.500
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts iso15924::ethi made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 1.72 MB
Installed size 2.16 MB
The Ethiopic script is used for writing many of the languages of Ethiopia
and Eritrea. Ethiopic (U+1200..U+137F) was added to Unicode 3.0. Ethiopic
Supplement (U+1380..U+139F) and Ethiopic Extended (U+2D80..U+2DDF) were
added to Unicode 4.1. Abyssinica SIL supports all Ethiopic characters which
are in Unicode including the Unicode 4.1 extensions. Some languages of
Ethiopia are not yet able to be fully represented in Unicode and, where
necessary, non-Unicode characters were included in the Private Use Area.
Please read the documentation to see what ranges are supported
and for more about the various features of the font.
Abyssinica SIL is a TrueType font with "smart font" capabilities added using
the Graphite, OpenType(r), and AAT font technologies. This means that
complex typographic issues such as the placement of multiple diacritics or
the formation of ligatures are handled by the font, provided you are
running an application that provides an adequate level of support for one
of these smart font technologies.
This release is a regular typeface, with no bold or italic version
available or planned.
More font sources are available in the source package and on the
project website. Webfont versions and examples are also available.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-abyssinica_1.500-1_all.deb 1.500 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-abyssinica - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.15.6~


Name Value
ttf-sil-abyssinica << 1.200-1


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-sil-abyssinica_1.500-1_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-abyssinica

Install Howto

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




2014-05-10 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-abyssinica (1.500-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Closes: #747570
* Update Standards to 3.9.5 (checked)
2013-05-02 - Sebastian Bator <>
fonts-sil-abyssinica (1.200-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Sebastian Bator ]
* Convert the repository from svn to git
* Add upstream and pristine-tar branch for use by git-buildpackage
* Update Vcs-* Fields to reflect the use of git
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Drop ttf-sil-abyssinica, this mean further:
fonts-sil-abyssinica now "Breaks" ttf-sil-abyssinica (instead of
ttf-sil-abyssinica is no longer provided by fonts-sil-abyssinica
* Add "Multi-Arch: foreign" field
* Update Standards to 3.9.4 (checked, no changes)
* Removed first person in package description
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Replace XC-Package-Type by Package-Type in debian/control
* Use the copyright-format 1.0 URL in debian/copyright
* Use LF in debian/copyright instead of CRLF
* Drop "Upstream Author:" in debian/copyright
* Clean out debian/copyright so that it passes lintian tests
2012-09-15 - Sebastian Bator <>
fonts-sil-abyssinica (1.200-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Install fonts in abyssinica/ to align on packaging customs
2012-09-14 - Sebastian Bator <>
fonts-sil-abyssinica (1.200-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Compress the package with xz
* Changed fonts-directory to fonts-sil-abyssinica
2012-02-26 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-abyssinica (1.200-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Drop Suggests on x-ttcidfont-conf. Closes: #660056
* Update Standards to 3.9.3 (checked)
* Change priority of transitional package to extra
2011-11-05 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-abyssinica (1.200-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Fix Replaces and Conflicts
2011-10-31 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-abyssinica (1.200-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Nicolas Spalinger ]
* New upstream release (under OFL 1.1)
* Package renaming
* DEP5-style metadata
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 8
* Bump Standards to 3.9.2 (checked)
* Change fonts install directory from
usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-sil-abyssinica-* to
* Drop defoma transition script (preinst) as the package in
stable already transitioned
* Add README.source
* Use dh7-style rules file
2011-02-13 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-abyssinica (1.0-9) unstable; urgency=low
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Use "fontforge-nox - fontforge" in Build-Depends
* Update Standards to 3.9.1 (checked)
[ Davide Viti ]
* Re-encode files as "unicodeFull".
Closes: #547577
2010-05-13 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-abyssinica (1.0-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop x-ttcidfont-conf, fontconfig et al. from Suggests
* Fix bashism in debian/rules. Closes: #581475
2009-12-02 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-abyssinica (1.0-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Change the logic in preinst script to be really sure that we
remove the defoma hints file

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