fonts-sil-ezra - smart Unicode font for Hebrew

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-ezra_2.51-8_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-ezra
Package version 2.51
Package release 8
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts iso15924::hebr made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 129.86 KB
Installed size 428.00 KB
Ezra SIL is the same typeface as SIL Ezra and is fashioned after the
square letter forms of the typography of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia
(BHS), a beautiful Old Testament volume familiar to biblical Hebrew scholars.
The Ezra SIL font is an OpenType 'smart' font.
Two fonts from this typeface family are included in this release:
- Ezra SIL version 2.51 (Containing the basic set of Unicode
characters needed for Biblical Hebrew texts following the
typeface and traditions of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.)
- Ezra SIL SR version 2.51 (Containing the same set of Unicode
characters as above but with a different style of cantillation.)
See the changelog (FONTLOG) for information on this and previous releases.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-ezra_2.51-8_all.deb 2.51 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-ezra - - -


Name Value
ttf-sil-ezra << 2.51-7


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-sil-ezra_2.51-8_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-ezra

Install Howto

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




2014-01-05 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-ezra (2.51-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Update Standards to 3.9.5 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Drop 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
2011-11-01 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-ezra (2.51-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Rename source package to "fonts-sil-ezra" 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-ezra-* 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-ezra (2.51-6) 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-ezra (2.51-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct package name in preinst script
2009-11-28 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-ezra (2.51-4) 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
2007-12-02 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-ezra (2.51-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Adjusted the Vcs fields
2007-10-14 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-ezra (2.51-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Lior Kaplan to Uploaders 
2007-10-07 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-ezra (2.51-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2007-06-30 - Lior Kaplan <>
ttf-sil-ezra (2.50-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Edit the bug reporting script to remove the dpkg -l headers.
2007-06-30 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-ezra (2.50-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release under the OFL (Open Font License) version 1.1.
Closes: #429280

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