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Unifont 11.0.01 Released - Upgrade Recommended

Item posted by Paul Hardy <unifoundry> on Mon 11 Jun 2018 12:29:18 PM UTC.

Unifont 11.0.01 was released on 5 June 2018, coinciding with the formal release of Unicode 11.0.0 by The Unicode Consortium.

I wanted to check over this release before recommending that GNU/Linux distributions incorporate it.  So far there only appears to be one new bug added: U+1C90 has an extra vertical line added to it, making the character double-width instead of single-width.  This will be fixed in the next release.  Unifont 10.0.x went through 7 updates in about half a year.  I felt that was not stable enough for those trying to maintain GNU/Linux distributions, so I did not keep recommending that each update, with minor changes from one to the next, be propagated.  I plan to have more stability in Unifont 11.0.x.

Unifont provides fonts with a glyph for each printable code point in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane, as well as wide coverage of the Supplemental Multilingual Plane and some ConScript Unicode Registry glyphs.

The Unifont package includes TrueType fonts for all of these ranges, and BDF and PCF fonts for the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane.  There is also a specialized PSF font for using GNU APL in console mode on GNU/Linux systems.

The web page for this project is

You can download the latest version from GNU mirror sites, accessible at  If the mirror site does not contain this latest version, you can download files directly from GNU at or

Highlights of this version:

Support for the brand new Unicode Copyleft glyph (U+01F12F), which was added in Unicode 11.0.0.  This glyph is present in the Unifont package's TrueType fonts.

The addition of the space character (U+0020) to all Unifont package TrueType fonts, for more straightforward rendering of Unifont Upper (i.e., Unicode Plane 1) scripts that contain spaces.

The addition of several new scripts that were introduced in Unicode 11.0.0:

  • U+1C90..U+1CBF Georgian Extended

  • U+010D00..U+010D3F Hanifi Rohingya

  • U+010F00..U+010F2F Old Sogdian

  • U+010F30..U+010F6F Sogdian

  • U+011800..U+01184F Dogra

  • U+011D60..U+011DAF Gunjala Gondi

  • U+011EE0..U+011EFF Makasar

  • U+016E40..U+016E9F Medefaidrin

  • U+01D2E0..U+01D2FF Mayan Numerals

  • U+01EC70..U+01ECBF Indic Siyaq Numbers

  • U+01FA00..U+01FA6F Chess Symbols

Paul Hardy

GNU Unifont Maintainer


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