Adding Fonts

I was working on trying to throw together a fancy looking document, and I needed a calligraphy font.  Fortunately, it was pretty easy to install the fonts.

Basically, I just placed the ttf file into a folder under /usr/share/fonts/truetype.  To make it easier, I opened that folder up with root privileges.

sudo nautilus /usr/share/fonts/truetype

Then, I created a folder called “myfonts”. I copied the .ttf files into that new folder. These are the fonts that caught my eye for my needs:

Finally, I ran this command to refresh the font list:

sudo fc-cache -f -v

After that, I reopened Gimp, and I could see the font there available for use.


2 thoughts on “Adding Fonts

  1. There is a better way to do that. Simply copy all your fonts (TrueType or otherwise) to `~/.fonts` and run `fc-cache`. (I usually make it point to a non-hidden directory.) This way fonts go with your home directory.

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