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    installing fonts

    I'm just an author and I found a nice font over at Fontsquirrel which I downloaded but I don't know how to install it so I can use it on LibreOffice, can someone give me easy basic instructions please?
    rory

    ps I did search on how to install fonts but frankly I didn't understand, too complex for a basic user like me

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    Re: installing fonts

    Double-click on it, press the Install Font button.

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    Re: installing fonts

    it's a zip file with 13 fonts (sorry maybe I should have said) and when I left double click; it wants to open and extract with archive manager.

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    Re: installing fonts

    Can you post a link to where you downloaded the file or to the zip file ............
    Just so we can see what is inside of it ...........

    Then we can give a step by step maybe - as one of us can do the install to see if any
    problems arise.

    http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/li...d_fonts?filter[family_size]=1&filter[download]=all&sort=recent


    I just tried with the finger paint one - double click the archive to open it.

    Then double click on the font ............ a window should pop up and go to the top right click install

    http://i.minus.com/ibuEwL9nZBIAdV.jpg

    Then it should be available to all apps .............
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; February 22nd, 2014 at 08:49 AM.

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    Re: installing fonts

    Here we go it's Alegreya from Font Squirrel
    http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/alegreya

    I appreciate your help

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    Re: installing fonts

    welcome and sorry my writing is not so good with the mouse ...........

    But double click to open the archive

    Then double click the text

    Then press the install button that I have highlighted in red .......... that should do it
    I think



    Code:
    This should not be needed - but just incase your installation is missing it for any reason .....
    
    If the font viewer does not show up when double clicking it - then make sure it is installed
    by opening a terminal and typing this line in ............ 
    
    sudo apt-get install gnome-font-viewer
    Then go into the application and choose the font to use ..........

    Last edited by 23dornot23d; February 22nd, 2014 at 08:33 AM.

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    Re: installing fonts SOLVED

    You are a star the code was extremely helpful as my font viewer was not installed, once I did that, then I did just what those excellent screenshots showed and the fonts were easy to install.

    Thank you so much for the help and patience. My book will look so great now & this is why I am such an Ubuntu fan.

    Rory

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    Re: installing fonts

    You are very welcome - I am glad it sorted the problem out .........

    I hope you do well with the book .........

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