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  1. #181
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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Thanks for the tip.....been puzzled on this for a while!

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    I know this is an old thread, but it was the first one that came up when searching. Anyhow, my 2 cents..

    I have three machines, 2 running 12.10 and one running 12.04. No matter what when clicking on the font and selecting "Install Font" in font viewer, I get the Install Failed message. Instead I have to copy the font to the .fonts directory manually. Not a huge deal but kind of annoying and well, there does seem to be an issue here because if not, it wouldn't fail.

    What is the purpose of the install font option in font viewer if it doesn't seem to work for so many people?

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Simplicity I believe. I prefer installing fonts via terminal anyway.

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A QUANTAL QUETZAL IS...BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PRETZEL AND I LIKE PRETZEL

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    Thumbs down Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Came up with this thread when trying to add fonts to Ubuntu 10.10

    Found a quick summary quick concise and complete: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-TrueType-Fonts-on-Ubuntu

    Just one point to add, please do make sure minimum user has read access to your newly added fonts.

    And try to avoid using font viewer's "install fonts" button, because it install fonts to ~/.fonts/ can be good for yourself, but confuse others at later time.

    Thanks for all efforts.
    uBuntu 10.10 on i7

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    Talking Guys, it's a hidden directory, nothing special

    Quote Originally Posted by eg-maverick View Post
    I wonder if using Nautilus would work for item 4. then you wouldn't have to type everyting out.
    Yes, it would. '.fonts' is a hidden directory, all you have to do is tell Nautilus you want to view hidden files as well. Either do it in the settings or press Ctrl-H (H as Hidden). It works in pretty much any file manager, not just Nautilus. Once you get to see the directory, simply copy the fonts into it. They will only be available to the current user though.

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    Smile Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    1st way:
    1) Open Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)
    2) (for root privilegies)
    Code:
    sudo su -
    3) (for nautilus start)
    Code:
    nautilus
    4) Find font archive and extract it in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/

    NOTE: Don't extract fonts in /home/user/.fonts or /root/.fonts. For system-wide (for all in system) installation extract it in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/.

    2nd way:
    1) Open nautilus
    2) Double-click on desired font archive
    3) That will open Font Manager
    4) Simple click on "Install" button

    That's all!
    Last edited by ZDroid; December 13th, 2012 at 10:47 PM.
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