fonts-sil-harmattan - Arabic script font for West African languages

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-harmattan_1.00-1_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-harmattan
Package version 1.00
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 513.85 KB
Installed size 1.05 MB
Harmattan, named after the trade winds that blow during the winter in West
Africa, is designed in a Warsh style to suit the needs of languages using
the Arabic script in West Africa.
Harmattan does not cover the full Unicode Arabic repertoire. It only supports
characters known to be used by languages in West Africa.
Harmattan makes use of state-of-the-art font technologies to support complex
typographic issues. Font smarts are implemented using OpenType and Graphite
Harmattan provides a simplified rendering of Arabic script, using basic
connecting glyphs but not including a wide variety of additional ligatures
or contextual alternates (only the required lam-alef ligatures). This
simplified style is often preferred for clarity, especially in non-Arabic
languages, but may be considered unattractive in more traditional and
literate communities.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-harmattan_1.00-1_all.deb 1.00 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-harmattan - - -


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Binary Package fonts-sil-harmattan_1.00-1_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-harmattan

Install Howto

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




2015-10-16 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-harmattan (1.00-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Initial release, Closes: #801673

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