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May 24th, 2010, 07:48 PM
Hi I would like to find out how to install new fonts in ubuntu 10:04 in 9:10 it was easy (in file system create a new folder named .fonts that was it) in 10:04 that another story cannot create a folder in file system, then what?....
thank u for the help!
Best regard : D

Skara Brae
May 24th, 2010, 09:00 PM
This is a good question (I wanted to get the "Vera" fonts, as found at http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/1.10/)

Duncan503, this seems to work for 10.04:

1. Go to your home folder
2. Enable “Show Hidden Files” option from Nautilus View menu
3. Then create new folder with name “.fonts” (with dot in front)
4. Now in new folder copy all your true type fonts. If you want to copy your Windows fonts, you can find it in WINDOWS/Fonts folder.
5. Now restart and new fonts will be in use.


It works! Isn't GNU/Linux (Ubuntu) wonderful? :D

in 10:04 that another story cannot create a folder in file system
Uhh, it worked with me.

Skara Brae
May 24th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Or this? (even easier)

Guys, Its so simple. Download the file. Right click and Open the .TTF with Font Viewer. Install Option is present there.

May 25th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Don't forget to run

fc-cache -f -v

Your fonts will be available without restarting.

Barafu Albino Cheetah
May 25th, 2010, 11:47 AM
Go into Synaptic and, in options to any installed font package, look where it writes itself. Place your files there too. It is an universal way to see where fonts/icons/backgrounds/sounds/anything live in a given Linux distribution