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How to install fonts on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10


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You can install various fonts in Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 following the next easy tutorials.

If you want to install Microsoft Windows fonts, open your terminal (Applications/Accessories/Terminal) and enter:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
For Red Hat Liberation fonts use this terminal line:
sudo apt-get install ttf-liberation

If you want to install any other fonts you can get from the net or use your font database follow this steps:
  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.
This tutorials can be used for installing fonts in Ubuntu 8.10 also.

Check up our new - DetectorPRO tutorial for fine tuning your Ubuntu 9.10 system.




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14 comments:

Laptop repair said...

Thank you. i've been looking for something like this.

Jenelle said...

Thanks. I'm going to try this now.

asylum said...

instead of restarting, try "sudo fc-cache -f -v" from terminal window

্রাইন said...

hey it doesnot work
i cant create a folder in home!

NewbieLinuc said...

Obviously you have not admin rights - try: sudo su

Anonymous said...

Placed the ttfs in .fonts folder and works perfectly on Ubuntu 9.04.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, it worked great at ubuntu 9.04

Inspirational jewellery said...

Thanks for making my entry into the world of Ubuntu (Linux) so much easier than I had read on posts for older versions of Ubuntu. This was easy on 9.10.

srivatsa said...

You don't need to restart the machine, just restart the required applications, should show up the installed fonts from the ~/.fonts directory

Dilip Vamanan said...

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

ANANTH_S said...

Thank u so much. now it's working fine.

ANANTH_S said...

now working fine in all windows fonts. Thanks for your suggestion.

Anonymous said...

It's working fine. Thanks for your Suggestions

Zoolook said...

Worked a treat... nice one... as a non commercial DVD author, a selection of fonts is vital for my "customers" various needs/projects.

Dilip Vamanan... I didn't try your sugestion, as with over 7000 fonts, I figured it would take longer then the originally suggested method... but I reckon for one or two fonts, it probably is a tad quicker and easier!