fonts-sil-andika - extended smart Unicode Latin/Greek font family for literacy

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-andika_5.000-2_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-andika
Package version 5.000
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts iso15924::grek iso15924::latn made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 1.57 MB
Installed size 2.60 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.
Webfonts formats and HTML/CSS examples are available.
Source files are available


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-andika_5.000-2_all.deb 5.000 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-andika - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.15.6~


Name Value
ttf-sil-andika << 1.000-developer-1


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-sil-andika_5.000-2_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-andika

Install Howto

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




2015-09-18 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-andika (5.000-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* copyright and reserved names is part of license
2015-09-17 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-andika (5.000-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* d/watch: upstream releases are done manually and access
to the tarballs is not automated
* delete outdated d/README.source
* d/control: edit description
* now includes woff webfont
* really remove 65-andika.conf, Closes: #768232
delete d/links with useless symlink
d/maintscript to remove 65-andika.conf
* d/copyright: update years and upstream contact
2014-10-26 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-andika (1.004-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop the now useless 65-andika.conf fontconfig file
Closes: #766055
* Update Standards to 3.9.6 (checked)
2014-05-10 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-andika (1.004-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Christian Perrier ]
* New upstream release. Closes: #747571
[ Sebastian Bator ]
* Drop 'Provides: ttf-sil-andika' since tasksel was updated 
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Update Standards to 3.9.5 (checked)
2013-05-22 - Sebastian Bator <>
fonts-sil-andika (1.002-5) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Readd 'Provides: ttf-sil-andika' field to prevend breaking of
2013-05-17 - Sebastian Bator <>
fonts-sil-andika (1.002-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* 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
* Set debhelper compatibility to 9
* Add "Multi-Arch: foreign" field
* Drop ttf-sil-andika, this mean further:
* fonts-sil-andika now 'Breaks' ttf-sil-andika (instead of
* ttf-sil-andika is no longer provided by fonts-sil-andika
* Updated Standarts to (no changes)
* Fixed Copyright Format URL and reordered debian/copyright
* Install FONTLOG.txt as upstream changelog
2012-09-14 - Sebastian Bator <>
fonts-sil-andika (1.002-3) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Fix errors in 65-andika.conf. Thanks to Iain Laine for the patch
Closes: #687172
- <test> can only contain one element. To implement disjunction, duplicate
the <match> block and vary the contents of <test>. Here we reduce the
number of branches by comparing for "contains" "Andika Design Review"
(previously "Andika Design Review [A-H]")
- <alias> can only alias one family at a time. Duplicate and vary the name
being aliased.
[ Sebastian ]
* Use xz for compression of the .deb-file
2011-11-06 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-andika (1.002-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Fix debian/links with 65-andika.conf. Closes: #647463
2011-10-31 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-andika (1.002-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* New upstream version
* Merge with work done for Ubuntu (mumble, mumble)
* Drop x-ttcidfont-conf, fontconfig et al. from Suggests
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 8
* Provide a really good working transition with transition package,
* Drop no longer needed preinst file (defoma transition happened)
* Change fonts install directory from
usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-sil-andika-* to
usr/share/fonts/truetype/andika. Ditto for 65-fonts-sil-andika.conf.
* Add README.source file
* Add documentation files
2011-07-20 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-andika (1.000-developer-1ubuntu3) natty; urgency=low
* rebuild for natty

See Also

Package Description
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
fonts-sil-lateef_1.001-1_all.deb OpenType Arabic font for Sindhi and other languages of South Asia