install fonts in 8.04

Asked by nguyen_viet_ha05 on 2008-05-05

I can't find where to install my new fonts in 8.04.

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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2008-05-05

You can download and install thousands of free windows .ttf true type fonts from the web and install and use them in Ubuntu (or any distro) Linux.

Just download the fonts you want from free online web sites and archives, if necessary - unzip them to the desktop or another directory of your choice.

Then create a directory for your new fonts where the fonts are stored on your system. This is the location in Ubuntu Linux - your Linux distribution may be similar:

$ sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/myfonts

Then open your terminal to install them:

$ sudo cp /home/user/Desktop/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/myfonts/

and refresh your font cache like this:
$ sudo fc-cache -f

Now open Open Office Writer or Gimp, and your fonts should be available!
You can access your new true type fonts in any graphics, design, text based document application that uses fonts.

Hope this helps

Added to FAQ - How to install fonts in Ubuntu 8.04
FAQ #98: “How to install fonts in Ubuntu 8.04”.

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.

rizoye-xerzi (rizoxerzi) said : #4

How to install fonts in Ubuntu 8.04”.