Wednesday, May 16, 2007

How to install extra fonts in Ubuntu ?




yesterday I found bunch of charming free fonts ( including Harry Potter, Batman , Lord of the rings Movies fonts ) .

I needed to install those fonts to use in my banners , here is how I installed it in my ubuntu .
first download the fonts you like and extract the zip files , and move all the ttf files into a folder in your desktop for example "dlfonts"

now we need to make a directory inside our system font to copy our own fonts into .
sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myownfonts
and then go to directory which you have copied your fonts
cd Desktop
cd dlfonts
and now copy the TTF files to myfonts directory
cp *.* /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myownfonts
(now delete the "dlfonts" directory in your Desktop we no longer need it)

you need to refresh your Ubuntu font cache:
sudo fc-cache -f -v

here are some other Font Related tutorials for ubuntu :
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