Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ubuntu Quicktip - adding extra fonts to your Ubuntu install

If you’re in the mood for a few new fonts to play around with, here’s how you go about adding them to your system.

First, you’ll have to make sure you have extra repositories added.

Then, open up a terminal session (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and type the following:

sudo apt-get install gsfonts-x11 msttcorefonts

This will install Microsoft’s core fonts and Ghostscript fonts.

Want to install some from another region? Pick and choose from below.

sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-arabic
sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-asian
sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-chinese
sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-chinese-big
sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-european
sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-japanese
sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-japanese-big
sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-phonetic

When you’ve installed everything you want, type the following:

sudo fc-cache -f -v

This will tell your machine to search it’s fonts directories and add everything to it’s font cache.

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