fonts-sil-andika-compact - Smart Unicode Latin/Greek fonts for literacy (tight spacing version)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-andika-compact_5.000-2_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-andika-compact
Package version 5.000
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 1.05 MB
Installed size 2.05 MB
Andika ("Write!" in Swahili) is a sans serif, Unicode-compliant font
designed especially for literacy use, taking into account the needs of
beginning readers. The focus is on clear, easy-to-perceive letterforms that
will not be easily confused with one another.
A sans serif font is preferred by some literacy personnel for teaching
people to read. Its forms are simpler and less cluttered than some serif
fonts can be. For years, literacy workers have had to make do with fonts
that were available but not really suitable for beginning readers and
writers. In some cases, literacy specialists have had to tediously cobble
together letters from a variety of fonts in order to get the all of
characters they need for their particular language project, resulting in
confusing and unattractive publications. Andika addresses those issues.
After receiving many insightful comments on the Design Review and Basic fonts,
Andika's final letterforms have been refined with alternate shapes still
available for some characters. This font now contains the same character set
as Charis SIL and Doulos SIL.
Andika  provides OpenType and Graphite features like smart code for diacritic
placement and supports recent additions to Unicode and the SIL PUA, and
character assignments are updated to conform to Unicode 5.1
See the FONTLOG for information on this and previous releases.
This is the compact version to allow more flexibility with diacritics.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-andika-compact_5.000-2_all.deb 5.000 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-andika-compact - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.15.6~


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-sil-andika-compact_5.000-2_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-andika-compact

Install Howto

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




2015-09-18 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-andika-compact (5.000-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* d/control: fix short description
* Initial release, Closes: 634866
2015-09-18 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-andika-compact (5.000-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Initial release, Closes: 634866

See Also

Package Description
fonts-sil-andika_5.000-2_all.deb extended smart Unicode Latin/Greek font family for literacy
fonts-sil-andikanewbasic_5.500-1_all.deb smart Unicode Latin font family for literacy (more faces, limited charset)
fonts-sil-annapurna_1.200-1_all.deb smart font for languages using Devanagari script
fonts-sil-charis-compact_5.000-1_all.deb smart Unicode fonts for Latin and Cyrillic scripts (tight spacing version)
fonts-sil-charis_5.000-2_all.deb smart Unicode font family for Roman or Cyrillic-based writing systems
fonts-sil-dai-banna_2.200-1_all.deb smart Unicode font for Dai Banna (Xishuangbanna Dai)
fonts-sil-doulos-compact_5.000-1_all.deb smart Unicode font for Latin and Cyrillic scripts (tight spacing version)
fonts-sil-doulos_5.000-3_all.deb smart Unicode font for Latin and Cyrillic scripts
fonts-sil-ezra_2.51-8_all.deb smart Unicode font for Hebrew
fonts-sil-galatia_2.1-5_all.deb font family for Latin-1 and Greek (polytonic support)
fonts-sil-gentium-basic_1.1-7_all.deb smart Unicode font families (Basic and Book Basic) based on Gentium
fonts-sil-gentium_1.03-1_all.deb extended Unicode Latin font ("a typeface for the nations")
fonts-sil-gentiumplus-compact_5.000-2_all.deb Smart Unicode fonts for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic (tight spacing version)
fonts-sil-gentiumplus_5.000-1_all.deb extended smart font family for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic
fonts-sil-harmattan_1.00-1_all.deb Arabic script font for West African languages