unifont 1:6.3.20131221-1 source package in Ubuntu

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unifont (1:6.3.20131221-1) unstable; urgency=medium


  * debian/control:
    - Added Build-Depends-Indep entries in unifont entry for
      fontforge and xfonts-utils, removing them from Build-Depends.
      (Also adding build-indep target in debian/rules to match.)
    - Simplified Build-Depends entry for debhelper to be >= 9.
  * debian/rules:
    - override_dh_auto_build-indep: new target.
    - override_dh_auto_build-arch: new target.
    - Removed override_dh_auto_build target.
  * debian/unifont-bin.doc-base:
    - Title: Added "and Reference" "GNU Unifont Utilities Tutorial".
    - Added to Abstract.
    - Added entries for unfont.info.gz and unifont.pdf.gz.
  * debian/unifont-bin.docs: removed ChangeLog.  Its contents
    now get added to debian/changelog after the debian/ entries.
  * ChangeLog: corrected date on last entry from 12-27 to 12-17.
  * Makefiles: updated date for new release.
  * font/hexsrc/unifont-base.hex: Modified glyphs to appear better
    in APL: U+22F8, U+233B, U+233E, U+235B, and U+2364.
  * font/ttfsrc/Makefile: commented out SetFontNames function calls
    in fontforge.  Not all applications were interpreting that data
    correctly.  For example, in LibreOffice, it listed the font as
    the foundry name ("GNU") rather than the foundry name plus the
    font name ("GNU Unifont") or just the font name.  That is a bug
    in LibreOffice, so if such things are fixed in the future then
    these calls can be re-introduced.
  * src/hex2bdf:
    - Rearranged some properties (cosmetic change).
    - Changed default font name from "unifont" to "Unifont".
  * src/unigencircles.c: changed subscript from MAXSTRING to
    MAXSTRING-1 at line 61.

 -- Paul Hardy <email address hidden>  Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:31:46 -0800

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ttf-unifont: TrueType version of GNU Unifont

 This contains two fonts: "Unifont" and "Unifont Sample".
 .
 unifont.ttf is a bitmap font converted into a scalable TrueType
 outline font, Unifont. Each pixel in the original bitmap font
 is represented as an outlined square. The font provides a glyph
 for each visible code point (character) in the Unicode Basic
 Multilingual Plane (Plane 0). Plane 0 contains most of the
 world's modern writing scripts. This font looks best at 12pt.
 .
 unifont_sample.ttf is an SBIT font that contains combining circles
 and is therefore suitable for illustrating individual Unicode glyphs.
 unifont.ttf does not contain combining circles and so is suitable
 for general-purpose writing.
 .
 Complex fonts (such as Indic or Semitic scripts, where letters
 change shape depending on their position in a word, or such as
 Mongolian, which is written vertically) will not render perfectly.
 The philosophy behind this font, though, is that anything meaningful
 is better than an empty box for a unknown glyph.

unifont: font with a glyph for each visible Unicode Plane 0 character

 This package is a convenient way to install both the PCF bitmap
 version and the scalable TrueType outline version of "Unifont"
 (intended for general-purpose use) and "Unifont Sample" (which contains
 combining circles to use for illustration purposes). It also installs
 a copy of unifont.hex and related files in /usr/share/unifont.
 .
 GNU Unifont was designed to render something besides an empty box
 for each visible Unicode character in the Basic Multilingual Plane
 (Plane 0). Plane 0 contains most of the world's modern writing
 scripts. This font looks best at 12pt.
 .
 Complex fonts (such as Indic or Semitic scripts, where letters
 change shape depending on their position in a word, or such as
 Mongolian, which is written vertically) will not render perfectly.
 The philosophy behind this font, though, is that anything meaningful
 is better than an empty box for a unknown glyph.

unifont-bin: utilities for manipulating the GNU Unifont

 This is a set of Perl scripts, C programs, and FontForge scripts
 to manipulate Roman Czyborra's GNU Unifont ".hex" format font
 files. GNU Unifont has a Unicode-compatible font structure.
 These utilities allow editing ".hex" fonts with text and
 graphical editors, producing final versions of fonts in BDF,
 PCF, TrueType SBIT, and TrueType outline formats.
 .
 To build the TrueType fonts, install the package 'fontforge'.
 To build the PCF fonts, use 'bdftopcf', which is in the
 'xfonts-utils' package. To obtain the font sources, run
 'apt-get source unifont'.

xfonts-unifont: PCF (bitmap) version of GNU Unifont

 This contains two fonts: "Unifont" (unifont.pcf.gz) and
 "Unifont Sample" (unifont_sample.pcf.gz).
 .
 This is a bitmap version of Unifont and Unifont Sample in a
 standard X11 format. The fonts provide a glyph for each visible
 code point (character) in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane
 (Plane 0). Plane 0 contains most of the world's modern writing
 scripts. These fonts look best at 12pt.
 .
 Unifont Sample contains combining circles for combining characters,
 and so is suited for illustrating individual Unicode glyphs, whereas
 Unifont is intended for general-purpose writing.
 .
 Complex fonts (such as Indic or Semitic scripts, where letters
 change shape depending on their position in a word, or such as
 Mongolian, which is written vertically) will not render perfectly.
 The philosophy behind Unifont, though, is that anything meaningful
 is better than an empty box for a unknown glyph.
 .
 Consider using the TrueType version instead (ttf-unifont), because
 that version is scalable to any point size and has proper combining
 character support.