True Type Fonts???

Asked by Giffo

Hello and THANUKS for the CD's. Breezy Badger now loaded fully onto my laptop and it is GREAT! Keep up the good work. Slowly making the migration from Windows XP and the office will almost certainly go for Ubuntu on the server very soon as well. OK, early days for me in Linux so forgive ignorance. Is there a way to migrate all my True Type fonts from Windows into Ubuntu? I assume that TT fonts are usable in Linux/Ubuntu?
Again, thanks!!!!
Regards - Peter Gifford

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Gabriel Bauman (gabrielbauman) said :

Peter, truetype fonts are indeed supported in Ubuntu.

The easiest way to install them is as follows:

1. Go to the 'System' menu. Pick 'Preferences', then 'Font'.
2. Click the 'Details...' button in the window that appears.
3. Click 'Go to font folder'.

4. At this point a window will pop up that shows all the installed fonts. Drag TTF files into this window to install them. They may not appear right away, but they do get installed.

5. Log out, then log back in. Your fonts should be available.

You really shouldn't install zillions of fonts - every font uses memory. Only install the fonts you're actually going to use.

Good luck!

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Giffo (pgiffo) said :
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Erich Pawlik (erichpawlik) said :

Could might also consider to install the package msttcorefonts in synaptic. This package provides with most of the standard fonts used on Microsoft Windows.

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Giffo (pgiffo) said :
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mojo risin (lamfried-morr) said :

Where could I get those fonts , and will the firefox use them too? I had the karmic wubi on my computer and very much disliked the way the fonts on it looked very stretched, bold and just ugly.

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