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FreeType-based font drawing library for X (unstripped)

Xft provides a client-side font API for X applications, making the FreeType font rasterizer available to X clients. Fontconfig is used for font specification resolution. Where available, the RENDER extension handles glyph drawing; otherwise, the core X protocol is used.

This package provides an unstripped shared object with debugging symbols, useful to provide a backtrace with symbol names in a debugger; this facilitates interpretation of core dumps, and aids in finding logic errors in programs using this library (or the library itself). The library is installed in /usr/lib/debug and can be used by placing that directory in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable when the code to be debugged is executed. Non-programmers will likely have little use for this package, and should use libxft2 instead.

Package version:2.1.14-2


xft (2.1.14-2) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Julien Cristau ]
  * Rename the build directory to not include DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE for no
    good reason.  Thanks, Colin Watson!
  * Remove myself from Uploaders

  [ Cyril Brulebois ]
  * Add udeb needed for the graphical installer: libxft2-udeb.
  * Version/Bump some B-D to make sure the udeb gets its dependencies on
    the (recently-added) udebs rather


commit fc248fb44413d11fed288793d0d8c2af76aeeb40
Author: Alan Coopersmith <>
Date:   Fri Oct 9 16:45:25 2009 -0700

    libXft 2.1.14
    Signed-off-by: Alan Coopersmith <>

commit 0f2a55b55d18272824444071f71473d988112465
Author: Alan Coopersmith <>
Date:   Thu Oct 8 09:18:43 2009 -0700

    Add generated Xft.h to .gitigno


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This package was originally Debianized by Colin Walters
<> on Sun, 13 Oct 2002 15:01:50 -0400.

Later versions were Debianized by Branden Robinson <>.

Upstream maintainer: Keith Packard

Copyright and license:

Copyright © 2001,2003 Keith Packard

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