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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    i just went in and deleted the fonts i installed

    that worked and i got my pc working

    after a while...

    i tried this: sudo fc-cache -fv right after i opened nautilus, made a myfonts folder in the truetypefonts and copied all my fonts.

    /usr/share/fonts....

    but the result was the same, so i had to remove them manually from root, for the ubuntu to work again.

    is there any other way except nautilus for fonts to be installed?

    this is obviously not working for me

    p.s. i tried at a friends place on fresh 7.10, it did the same crash....no menu, only wallpaper
    ubuntuniarenje

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by cchevy View Post
    i just went in and deleted the fonts i installed

    that worked and i got my pc working

    after a while...

    i tried this: sudo fc-cache -fv right after i opened nautilus, made a myfonts folder in the truetypefonts and copied all my fonts.

    /usr/share/fonts....

    but the result was the same, so i had to remove them manually from root, for the ubuntu to work again.

    is there any other way except nautilus for fonts to be installed?

    this is obviously not working for me

    p.s. i tried at a friends place on fresh 7.10, it did the same crash....no menu, only wallpaper
    It sounds like your fonts may be buggy--or at least some Gnome component doesn't like them. I don't really know how to solve that problem, but clearly there's a bug somewhere. If you can determine what's crashing, file a bug report on launchpad.net.

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    I use links to have control over fonts on my system. I have fonts on my backup partition and in ~/.fonts put only link to the folder with fonts. This is also handy if you have windows and linux on same computer, and want to use windows fonts on linux.

    You can create link with:
    ln -s destination link_name

    To apply changes use:
    fc-cache -f -v

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by digitalis_vulgaris View Post
    I use links to have control over fonts on my system. I have fonts on my backup partition and in ~/.fonts put only link to the folder with fonts. This is also handy if you have windows and linux on same computer, and want to use windows fonts on linux.

    You can create link with:
    ln -s destination link_name

    To apply changes use:
    fc-cache -f -v
    can somebody please explain better this procedure of using fonts with a link?

    i have xp on the disk, so i think it might work...

    10x in advance
    ubuntuniarenje

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    1. For my metod you use terminal. Go in folder ~/.fonts using cd command:
    cd /home/name_of_your_folder/.fonts

    2. Than create link to the folder with fonts:
    ln -s destination link_name

    Info:
    destination is address of destination folder (/media/hdb1/Windows/Fonts)
    link_name is some name (link_XP_fonts)

    When Linux refresh font cache he will follow this link

    3. Refresh font cache:
    fc-cache -f -v

    ! never refresh font cache with sudo command because then Linux search for /home/root/.fonts instead for your personal .fonts

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    Angry Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    thanks man, but i've tried all of this and it went fine, but no fonts showing in my apps (ooffice, abiword)

    must be some nasty bug, i did almost everything to get this to work
    ubuntuniarenje

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Has anyone heard of or tried FontyPython?

    A friend of mine wrote a python gui (front-end font-manager, for point-'n-click ppl like me) that shows what fonts you have in your collection but are not installed. You can create "groups" (called "pogs") of fonts for a particular job, add selected fonts to a pog, install the pog and un-install the pog. The gui shows which fonts are installed and available and which pogs are installed and which aren't.

    If Googling doesn't reveal the location of the newest version. The version I use is here:
    http://www.apogee.co.za/fontypython-0.2.0.tar.gz
    Read the readme for install and usage.

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    is there like a crazy or cool font packages out there like microsoft core font package i know there is another one out there also where do yall get custom fonts at?(sorry for my texas acent)

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by fedex1993 View Post
    is there like a crazy or cool font packages out there like microsoft core font package i know there is another one out there also where do yall get custom fonts at?(sorry for my texas acent)
    http://www.dafont.com/
    Check the licences for eh font. Some are free for peronal use, some are free for all uses etc.

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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon:

    Quote Originally Posted by jupetsu View Post
    What I do is I go to Appearance -> Fonts -> Details -> Go to Fonts Folder

    ..then just paste my *.ttf files there. It's really easy and it works for me.
    That worked for me, too! Thanks!

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