fonts-sil-charis - smart Unicode font family for Roman or Cyrillic-based writing systems

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-charis_5.000-2_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-charis
Package version 5.000
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts iso15924::cyrl made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 3.90 MB
Installed size 8.70 MB
The goal for Charis SIL is to provide a single Unicode-based font family
that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost
any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or
orthographic needs. In addition, there is provision for other characters
and symbols useful to linguists.
The Charis SIL font contains near-complete coverage of all the characters
defined in Unicode 5.1 for Latin and Cyrillic. In total, over 2,200 glyphs
are included, providing support for over 1,500 graphic or control
characters as well as a large number of ligated character sequences (e.g.,
contour tone letters used in phonetic transcription of tonal languages).
Four fonts from this typeface family are included in this release:
* Charis SIL Regular
* Charis SIL Bold
* Charis SIL Italic
* Charis SIL Bold Italic
Charis 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.
Charis SIL is a trademark of SIL International.
See the FONTLOG for information on this and previous releases.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-charis_5.000-2_all.deb 5.000 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-charis - - -


Name Value
ttf-sil-charis << 4.106-5


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-sil-charis_5.000-2_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-charis

Install Howto

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




2015-09-18 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-charis (5.000-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* copyright and reserved names is part of license
2015-09-17 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-charis (5.000-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* now includes woff webfont
* d/copyright: fix formatting, years, upstream contact
* standards 3.9.6 (no changes)
* change Suggests to libgraphite2-3
2013-11-01 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-charis (4.114-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Closes: #723013
* Update Standards to 3.9.5 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Drop ttf-sil-charis transitional package
* Add "Multi-Arch: foreign" field
* Use Breaks instead of Conflicts. Drop Provides as it is no
longer needed (installations should have transitioned since wheezy
and the package has anyway no reverse dependency.
* Use xz extreme compression for deb packages
* Use git for packaging: adapt Vcs-* fields
2011-10-31 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-charis (4.106-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Rename source package to "fonts-sil-charis" to fit the Font
Packages Naming Policy.
* Bump Standards to 3.9.2 (checked)
* Change fonts install directory from
usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-sil-charis-* to
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 8
* Drop defoma transition script as even stable dropped defoma
support for this package
* Drop x-ttcidfont-conf, fontconfig et al. from Suggests
2009-12-02 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-charis (4.106-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Change VERSION in preinst script to be really sure that we
remove the defoma hints file
2009-11-30 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-charis (4.106-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct package name in preinst
2009-11-29 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-charis (4.106-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to debhelper v7
* Use a minimal debian/rules file
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format
* Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to properly cope with
debhelper-triggerred dependencies
* Add myself as Uploader
* Update Standards to 3.8.3 (checked)
* Drop defoma use
2009-05-23 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-charis (4.106-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release under OFL 1.1
* Adjusted format of copyright file to make it machine-readable
2008-05-20 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-charis (4.104-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* The pdf documentation is now available directly from the website
* Fixed lintian warning about arch-deps
2008-01-01 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-charis (4.102-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* New Homepage field
* Bump up Standards-version
* Fix for dh_install stanza
* Drop optional Author: field
* Move to debhelper 5
* Adjust the Vcs fields
* Add licensing for the packaging
* Install FONTLOG as the usual changelog
* The license is already in the copyright file

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