How do I load my fonts into Ubuntu?

Asked by Ampers

I have a goodly collection of TTF (True Type Fonts) on a DVD.

How do I load these for use with Open Office in Ubuntu v8.04.1?

I have hunted on the Internet, but creating a file called .fonts and loading them into that doesn seem to work.


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Best David Tremblay (david-tremblay) said :

TrueType fonts normally go in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/

Create a subdirectory inside /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ and copy your font there, then restart gnome. They will appear in OpenOffice

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Ampers (ampers) said :

Thanks David Tremblay, that solved my question.

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BHARAT VYAS (bvyasujn) said :

i have installed the ttf hindi font as guided above and the fonts are also appered in the font list of openoffice . but after choosinh hindi font whene i type english alfabates appeare on the sreen
pls help me so i can work with hindi fonts

bhara vyas

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nkc63 (nkc-63) said :

I can't copy hindi fonts in truetype directory. Acess denied error comes. I am loged in as root uer