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  1. #161
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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    it worked for me too. Thanks

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandersen View Post
    Hi,

    I have a .ttf font file here and I am wondering how I install it into the system?
    1. If you don't have it, create /home/user/.fonts (user being your username).

    Code:
    mkdir ~/.fonts
    2. Extract the fonts to that directory.

    2.a Alternatively use nautilus (check View>Show Hidden Files or hit ctrl+H) and copy / paste them in (as .fonts is a hidden directory).

    2.b Alternatively copy the fonts using the terminal:

    cp /path/to/font.tff /home/<user>/.fonts

    3. Profit.

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by commodianus View Post
    1. If you don't have it, create /home/user/.fonts (user being your username).

    Code:
    mkdir ~/.fonts
    2. Extract the fonts to that directory.

    2.a Alternatively use nautilus (check View>Show Hidden Files or hit ctrl+H) and copy / paste them in (as .fonts is a hidden directory).

    2.b Alternatively copy the fonts using the terminal:

    cp /path/to/font.tff /home/<user>/.fonts

    3. Profit.

    Awesome.......... simply awesome....... i like using method 2.

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by shivertone View Post
    How to Install Fonts on Ubuntu


    Running a few simple commands helps you to install fonts in Ubuntu.


    The different ways of installing Fonts on Ubuntuare described below.


    1. Installing fonts for single use
    2. Installing fonts for systemwide use
    3. Installing Microsoft Windows Fonts (eg Times New Roman)


    Installing fonts for single use
    1) Using kfontview


    • An easy way to install fonts is using kfontview. Run the command given from command line.
    • Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal



    • Run the command

    apt-get install kcontrol


    • After the installation process is completed, run command $kfontview.

    kfontview

    • From the kfontview window, open the font you have downloaded.
      Click on the "Install" button
      NOTICE: You will probably need to resize the window to see the "Install" button which is in the lower right hand corner.
      Click on the "Personal" button

    2) By hand

    • If a font doesn't exist create it. First create a font's directory

    mkdir ~/.fonts

    • To copy font from command line

    cp [font file] ~/.fonts

    • To copy all fonts from myfonts folder

    fc-cache -f -v ~/.fonts

    Installing fonts for systemwide use

    • Make a root directory

    mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myfonts

    • Copy the font(s) into the newly created directory

    cp [fonts] /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myfonts

    • To Run

    fc-cache -f -v

    Installing Microsoft Windows Fonts (eg Times New Roman)

    • Make sure you have the "universe" repository added. If not, as root, modify your /etc/apt/sources.list and uncomment the deb line which will look something like this

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe

    • Updata apt-get

    apt-get update

    • To Install run the following

    apt-get install msttcorefonts
    In ubuntu 10.10

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kcontrol
    [sudo] password for badita: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package kcontrol is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    However the following packages replace it:
      kdelibs4c2a kdebase-runtime kdebase-workspace-bin
    
    E: Package 'kcontrol' has no installation candidate
    badita@badita-P35-Platinum-MS-7345:~$

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by emiphiste View Post
    I tried using the script, and it looked like it copied the fonts over fine; however, when I opened the GIMP to make sure I had the fonts, they were all defaulted to look like one of the monotypes. This may or may not be a unique issue - just thought I'd let you know (though the most likely reason is that I'm doing something wrong).

    After some research on ubuntuforums.org, I've located a really simple way to install fonts (just to add on to the thread in case you're only looking to install maybe a few fonts at a time).

    1) Download any/all fonts into one location (I'm using /home/"USERNAME"/ttffonts).

    2) Navigate back to your home directory and create a folder called ".fonts". (This directory will disappear from view; don't worry about it, it's still there.)

    3) In terminal, cd to /home/"USERNAME"/ttffonts.

    4) cp all fonts in ttffonts to /home/"USERNAME"/.fonts (The only minor inconvenience about this is that, unlike using the script, you have to type out all fonts by hand - which may suck quite heartily if you're trying to install thousands of fonts from a server.)

    5) Installation complete! (Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=263689)


    (By the way, if you can help me get the script to work 100%, that would be awesome. It looks to be a very handy and well-written tool. I thought it might be because I'm using Breezy Badger instead of Dapper - could that be the culprit?)
    This is the most easiest method I've found so far! Thank you..

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Thanks. After read all the messages, I figure out that all you need is:
    1. create a folder
    2.dump all your fonts in it
    3.right click the folder, rename it to .fonts
    4.right click it again, cut
    5.go to /home/user/ and paste it.

    At least it worked for me. You can try

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrGreenTea View Post
    Thanks. After read all the messages, I figure out that all you need is:
    1. create a folder
    2.dump all your fonts in it
    3.right click the folder, rename it to .fonts
    4.right click it again, cut
    5.go to /home/user/ and paste it.

    At least it worked for me. You can try
    I wonder why people go through pains like this when there are tools like Fontmatrix to manage fonts collections.
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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    "gksudo nautilus" worked nicely in ubuntu 9.10 i copied file easily
    thank you
    Dr.ganesh

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    I wonder why people go through pains like this when there are tools like Fontmatrix to manage fonts collections.
    Pains like putting the files you downloaded into a different folder? I just don't understand why anyone would feel the need to use the terminal.

    I'm disturbed at the possibility that there might be anything simpler than drag and drop.
    ~ I know I shouldn't use tildes for decoration, but they always make me feel at home. ~

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    There is a real simple way of installing a font (10.04) -

    1. Open the folder containing the font.
    2. Right-click the font file.
    3. Select "Open with Font Viewer" from the menu.
    4. Click the INSTALL FONT button in the lower right corner of Font Viewer.

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