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Thread: Feature Request: Font Repository Installer

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    Feature Request: Font Repository Installer

    think a great feature for Ubuntu would be a way to add/remove open source fonts from a repository just like the add/remove program panel. When a user needs a new font, they could open up the window, and the program would download the latest repository fonts. The user could look through the fonts and choose which ones to install by simply checking a box and clicking "apply."

    Also, a great feature along with this would be a font selection box. Many designers like to have huge font libraries installed, but that doesn't mean that they want all of them to come up in the font dialogs like inside OpenOffice. If there were a way to choose which fonts are currently "active," a lot of the clutter could be reduced until a user wants to activate it for a particular use.

    I filed this feature request in launchpad, but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubu...ory-installer/

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    Re: Feature Request: Font Repository Installer

    I just posted this in the new brainstorm system:

    http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/my_ideas

    Go vote for it if you like the idea.

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    Re: Feature Request: Font Repository Installer

    Does anyone know what the current status is on open source fonts? Where can I get them?

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    Re: Feature Request: Font Repository Installer

    There are a couple of fonts in the repositories. If they're not there, you've got to download the font files from the internet and install them manually.

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    Re: Feature Request: Font Repository Installer

    goto synaptic package manager, search for ttf in the name:

    check out inconsolata for a good terminal (monospace) font.

    then larabie straight, deco, uncommon...

    dustin, f500, sjfonts, staypuft... dejavu...

    I find these are all the fonts most people need.

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