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kshmya
September 24th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Hello there,

I am trying to read news through www.gujaratsamachar.com using forfox under ubuntu. but i am unable to . I need to download font " gopika.ttf" and i did that on desktop but dont know how to take this font under ubuntu . Can ne one help me for the same.

anotherdisciple
September 24th, 2008, 04:31 PM
This should have everything you need to know...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fonts

billgoldberg
September 24th, 2008, 04:34 PM
create a new folder called


.fonts

in you home directory.

(don't forget the dot. You'll need to press "ctrl+h" afterwards to see the hidden folder).

Paste the font in there and it's installed.

ellalan
September 24th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Hi
Download the font to your Desktop.
Press Alt+F2, Enter gksudo nautilus then navigate to .fonts folder, find ttf fonts folder and copy your gopika.ttf and paste in the ttf fonts folder.
usr/share/fonts/ttf fonts. HTH.

Dan_Dranath999
September 24th, 2008, 04:51 PM
I have +2000 fonts, (can't install all of them - i assume that massive number of fonts loading, would crash the system or at least make it unstable or really slow)

I use a font manager to activate/deactivate the fonts i need in a project, without having to install them.

Download FontMatrix from getdeb.net

http://www.getdeb.net/search.php?keywords=font

kshmya
September 28th, 2008, 11:38 PM
This should have everything you need to know...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fonts
I read the link you provided but no luck . would appreciate if help if possible

steveneddy
September 29th, 2008, 12:03 AM
I read the link you provided but no luck . would appreciate if help if possible

See post #3 from billgoldberg

engtg
September 29th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Has anyone tried font install in Application-Other-Fonts Installer before and how does this work.http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=86687&stc=1&d=1222643668

kshmya
September 29th, 2008, 12:24 AM
i did as per the post #2 , #3 from billgoldberg and also as per post # 4 but no luck

kshmya
September 29th, 2008, 12:27 AM
how did you get configure - KDE control moduole

steveneddy
September 29th, 2008, 12:28 AM
OK

Simply open your /home folder.

Hit the ctrl+h keys and search for a folder named

.fonts

with the dot at the beginning.

If it is not there, create it.

Right click inside of your /home folder and select Create Folder

Name it .fonts

Now open that folder and drag your font from the desktop to that folder.

Close the folder and your /home folder.

Open a terminal and type


fc-cache -fvNow open up the application that you needed the font in and it should work.

Surkow
September 29th, 2008, 12:28 AM
i did as per the post #2 , #3 from billgoldberg and also as per post # 4 but no luck

Reload your font cache. This can be done with this command:


sudo fc-cache -fv

Or you can just restart your pc.

kshmya
September 29th, 2008, 12:35 AM
I am using GNOME and trying to read www.gujaratsamachar.com using firefox under ubuntu

kshmya
September 29th, 2008, 12:39 AM
Trust me man I did that. Exactly the same.