HowTo install ttf-font in Ubuntu

Going to font:/// in Nautilus is obsolte.

You can drag your .ttf-file into .fonts in your home-directory to install that font only for this username:

copy myfont.ttf ~/.fonts

or you can drag it to /usr/share/fonts/truetype to install it for all users:

sudo cp myfont.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype

Note: If you have Openoffice opened, it may crash after you installed your font the second way.

You may need to run fc-cache to rebuild the font cache:

fc-cache

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5 Responses to “HowTo install ttf-font in Ubuntu”


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  3. 5 Anonymous March 7, 2013 at 2:15 am

    thank you! it helped me install the fonts I wanted to use in my ubuntu computer!


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