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blindape
April 13th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a simple way to add/install fonts into Ubuntu and manage them. In an earlier thread (dated 2006) on a similar subject, one of the replies said to use >system>preferences>fonts. However I don't have a fonts item on my preferences menu. Is there something missing in my installation, are things done differently now as Intrepid Ibix was not in use in 2006 or is there a better more efficient way of installing fonts?

Regards,

John Curwood

hw-tph
April 13th, 2009, 02:59 PM
While it might not be quite the solution you're looking for, I'm very content with simply copying new fonts to ~/.fonts/ and then running fc-cache -v to make them accessible.

To change font rendering options, including subpixel smoothing and setting the level of hinting for Truetype fonts, use System menu/Preferences/Appearance and then select the Fonts tab.

vrezic
April 13th, 2009, 04:24 PM
Try:
http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/28550/How_to_Install_Fonts_on_Ubuntu

Veselin