Installing TrueType fonts on Ubuntu

Installing additional truetype fonts on Ubuntu Dapper is not as easy as the previous version. In Breezy, for instance, I just added a ttf directory to /usr/share/fonts/truetype and the system automatically recognized it when I restarted X.

With Dapper, the directory added did not register. I tried to make use of defoma but it didn’t work still. After consulting the cool Ubuntu Help feature (I’m proud to say that in the Ubuntu Documentation Team is PLUG Vice-President for External Affairs Jerome Gotangco), I found out three steps to install new fonts:

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Copy the ttf fonts in the user directory under the subdirectory .fonts (cp /font/source/*ttf /home/user/.fonts).
  3. Refresh the font cache (sudo fc-cache -f -v).
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