Fonts - backports (Xenial & newer)

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Fonts PPA including related software (eg. fontforge) for Xenial & newer.

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                    Fonts - backports (Xenial & newer)

cairo (1.16.0 security fix), chafa (1.12.4), fontconfig (2.13.1), fontforge (20220308), fonts-crosextra-carlito (20220224), fonts-freefont (20211204+svn4273), fonts-liberation2 (2.1.5), fonts-metrophobic (20190601), fonts-nanum (20200506), fonts-noto (20201225), fonts-noto-cjk (20220127), fonts-titillium (20121001), fonts-urw-base35 (20200910), freetype (2.12.1), graphite2 (1.3.14), gucharmap (15.1.3), harfbuzz (8.3.0), lerc (4.0.0), libdeflate (1.20), libspiro (20221101), libuninameslist (20220701), libwebp (1.4.0), tiff (4.6.1~git240130), zlib (1.3.1)

Focal only: libdbi-perl (1.20 = libdeflate / renamed source for i386)

Xenial & Bionic: anthy, fonts-liberation, fonts-roboto (20170802), fribidi (1.0.8), ftgl (2.4.0), libdatrie, libotf, libpng1.6, libthai, lmodern, m17n-lib (1.8.0), pango1.0 (1.42.4), raqm (0.7.0)

Xenial only: compreffor, defcon, fontmake (1.4.0), fontmath, fonts-{android,dejavu,font-awesome,hack,lato,mplus,open-sans,roboto-slab,ubuntu}, fonttools (3.21.2), glyphslib (2.2.1), gsfonts, lyx, mutatormath, pyclipper, python-booleanoperations, nototools (0~20170925), readline (7.0), t1utils, ufo2ft (1.1.0), ufolib (2.1.1)


Note (27 Mar 2021): In some situations freetype 2.10.4 can render TrueType fonts less clearly (a user-specific subjective view, based on preferences for font readability) than in freetype 2.10.2, which might be due subpixel rendering being enabled by default in new versions (freetype >= 2.10.3).

For instance, this issue has been seen when running applications through older versions of the Wine compatibility layer. If this issue is observed with the latest freetype then using an earlier TrueType interpreter might help. Simply add the following environment variable export to a startup file (ie. ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile) that is loaded on user login:

export FREETYPE_PROPERTIES="truetype:interpreter-version=35"

In some situations it may also help to add two additional configuration properties (see last two links below) making the export line as follows:

export FREETYPE_PROPERTIES="truetype:interpreter-version=35 cff:no-stem-darkening=1 autofitter:warping=1"

Links referencing similar issues seen with the latest freetype versions:

https://<email address hidden>/msg05579.html
https://<email address hidden>/msg05586.html

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anthy 1:0.4-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
anthy 1:0.4-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
cairo 1.16.0-5~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
cairo 1.16.0-5~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
cairo 1.16.0-5~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
chafa 1.12.4-1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
chafa 1.12.4-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
chafa 1.12.4-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
chafa 1.12.4-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
compreffor 0.4.6-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
cu2qu 1.3.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
defcon 0.3.5-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontconfig 2.13.1-4.2ubuntu2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontconfig 2.13.1-4.2ubuntu2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontconfig 2.13.1-4.2ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontforge 1:20220308~dfsg-1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontforge 1:20220308~dfsg-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontforge 1:20220308~dfsg-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontforge 1:20220308~dfsg-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontmake 1.4.0-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontmath 0.4.4-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-android 1:6.0.1r16-1.1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-crosextra-carlito 20220224-1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-crosextra-carlito 20220224-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-crosextra-carlito 20220224-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-crosextra-carlito 20220224-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-dejavu 2.37-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-font-awesome 4.7.0~dfsg-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-freefont 20211204+svn4273-2~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-freefont 20211204+svn4273-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-freefont 20211204+svn4273-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-freefont 20211204+svn4273-2~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-hack 3.003-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-lato 2.0-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-liberation 1:1.07.4-11~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-liberation 1:1.07.4-11~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-liberation2 2.1.5-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-liberation2 2.1.5-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-liberation2 2.1.5-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-metrophobic 20190601-0ubuntu1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-metrophobic 20190601-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-metrophobic 20190601-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-metrophobic 20190601-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-mplus 063-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-nanum 20200506-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-nanum 20200506-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-nanum 20200506-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-noto 20201225-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-noto 20201225-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-noto 20201225-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-noto-cjk 1:20220127+repack1-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-noto-cjk 1:20220127+repack1-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-noto-cjk 1:20220127+repack1-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-open-sans 1.11-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-roboto 2:0~20170802-3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-roboto 2:0~20170802-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-roboto-slab 1.100263+20170512-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-sil-charis 6.101-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-sil-charis 6.101-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-sil-charis 6.101-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-titillium 20121001-0ubuntu1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-titillium 20121001-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-titillium 20121001-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-titillium 20121001-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-ubuntu 0.83-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-urw-base35 20200910-7~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-urw-base35 20200910-7~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-urw-base35 20200910-7~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-urw-base35 20200910-7~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonttools 3.21.2-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
freetype 2.12.1+dfsg-3ubuntu0.1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
freetype 2.12.1+dfsg-3ubuntu0.1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
freetype 2.12.1+dfsg-3ubuntu0.1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
freetype 2.12.1+dfsg-3ubuntu0.1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fribidi 1.0.8-2ubuntu0.1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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