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scalable fonts for X

xfonts-scalable provides fonts that can be drawn at any size by the X server or font server without loss of quality. In most cases it is desirable to have the X font server (xfs) and/or an X server installed to make the fonts available to X clients.

This package is missing three fonts from the X.Org source archives because the license terms on the fonts do not meet the Debian Free Software Guidelines; they are the Type1 fonts Adobe Utopia, IBM Courier, and Bigelow & Holmes (B&H) Luxi.

This package requires the xutils package to prepare the font directories for use by an X server or X font server.

Package version:1:1.0.1-1


xfonts-scalable (1:1.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Move package to the 'fonts' section.
  * Drop maintainer scripts.  They were duplicating work done by
  * Run autoreconf on build.
  * New upstream release.
  * Bump xfonts-utils and xutils-dev build-deps.
  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3.
  * Don't pass --with-fontdir to configure, unneeded with new fontutil.

 -- Jul


This package contains the font-bitstream-type1 tarball downloaded from

(c) Copyright 1989-1992, Bitstream Inc., Cambridge, MA.

You are hereby granted permission under all Bitstream propriety rights
to use, copy, modify, sublicense, sell, and redistribute the 4 Bitstream
Charter (r) Type 1 outline fonts and the 4 Courier Type 1 outline fonts

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