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Monday, November 10, 2008

How to add True Type Fonts to Ubuntu

Ever wanted to add true type fonts to your Ubuntu machine? It's actually fairly simple.

1- Download the .ttf file to your machine
2- Create a new folder for your fonts under /usr/share/fonts/truetype/:
$ sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myfonts

3- Move the .ttf file to the new created folder:
$ mv [ttf_file] /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myfonts

4- Use fc-cache to add the new fonts to the system
$ sudo fc-cache -f -v

More info on fc-cache:
fc-cache - build font information cache files

fc-cache scans the font directories on the system and builds font information cache files for applications using fontconfig for their font handling.

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