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How To Install Additional true-type (ttf) Fonts in Linux

If you are sitting at a Windows or Macintosh computer right now, then you are looking at a TrueType font as you read this! Fonts are the different styles of typefaces used by a computer to display text.

Installing true-type fonts in Ubuntu/Fedora/OpenSuse is an easy task. One can find thousands of free fonts on the Internet (from sites such as 1001 Free Fonts or DaFont), and with this one could add that extra spice to your documents or websites.

First, find and download your desired fonts into /home/nikesh/fonts diretory (user directory). Then extract them and copy to the system fonts directory as follows:
cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype
sudo mkdir customFonts
cd customFonts
sudo cp /home/nikesh/fonts/*.ttf .
sudo chown root.root *.ttf
sudo mkfontdir
cd ..
Now open Open Office Writer or Gimp, and your fonts should be available! You can access your new true type fonts in any graphics, design, text based document application that uses fonts.


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