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Thread: How do add fonts to ubuntu 8.04.1 from windows

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    How do add fonts to ubuntu 8.04.1 from windows

    Please note that I tried to use program fontforg to import some fonts
    from windows font folder to Ubuntu font folder but the said program
    does not work properly although I used it with Ubuntu 8.04 and was
    doing well.
    could you help me to advise another program do the same function
    or to tell me how to be able to get a permission to add the required
    fonts manually to consolefonts folder

    Best Regards

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Melbourne Australia

    Re: How do add fonts to ubuntu 8.04.1 from windows

    You can install the MS core fonts by installing the msttcorefonts package. To do this, enable the “Universe” component of the repositories. This is done by default in Feisty. After you do that, use the following command from the command line:

    $sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

    This will give you the core fonts, but if there are other TrueType fonts that you want installed, it is as easy as copying the font files to the ~/.fonts/ directory.

    After installing new fonts, you will have to log out and log in again to be able to see and use the new fonts. If you want to avoid this, you can regenerate the fonts cache by issuing the following command:
    $sudo fc-cache -fv
    Last edited by Blackwolf_Oz; October 6th, 2008 at 10:52 AM.

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