Adding new fonts

cliste
  9 years ago
  23

Here's a quick and simple way to add a new font to be used in any program in Mint. Firstly you have your font file "fontName.ttf". (true type format - An Apple creation! So wikipedia says wink )

Now you want your to save this file into the directory at /usr/share/fonts/truetype

As always it is a protected folder, so you need to open it as root. Simply use the following comand in the terminal to open the folder:

gksu nautilus /usr/share/fonts/truetype

Save the .ttf file(s)

You may have to close and re-start any programs you want to use your new font in!

 

 

(This is mainly being written as a reminder to myself, on that note I found this info after a quick google search on this blog, and I was installing some Irish fonts from this website, hope this helps


Installing Micrsoft Fonts to Mint:

Due to popular demand, (and the fact that it can have a big difference on how things look!) there is now a section on installing the Microsoft fonts to Linux Mint!

The easiest way to go about getting the basic fonts is by using the package msttcorefonts:

Method A:

Open up the Mint Software Manager and find it!

Method B:

Open up the terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

The Truetype Microsoft fonts provided by that package include: Andale Mono, Arial Black, Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Comic Sans MS (Bold), Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Impact, Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Webdings.

To finish off you can install any more fonts you want using the first method! Other high quality, attractive fonts for use in web pages, desktop publishing or word processing can be downloaded from http://www.grsites.com/fonts/

Comments
awprc 5 months ago

I found Fira Code font easily in the Software Manager


tockata 4 years ago

This is helpfull.
@BhojpuriKa way works too if you want more fonts.


BhojpuriKa 5 years ago

For me the task was easy. I just clicked the ttf file to open and the font-viewer asked me permission to install and it was installed.

I am using the latest version of Linux Mint - Cinnamon.


thestoryiheard 5 years ago

Thank you. Works for me perfectly!


digitsm 6 years ago

If you're copying a folder in that address, beware to change the permission of that folder so that everybody can have at least read-only access to its contents.
It's why when you copy the fonts to that address under root permission it works but when you copy the folder and you forget to change the permissions it doesn't work for others than root.


omerderi 7 years ago


Thank you ..


trollboy 8 years ago

A bit delayed but using the ~/.fonts will only install the font for the current user.


Nenad 8 years ago

thanx! it's simple and effective


cliste 9 years ago

Hey, (sorry about the delayed response - barely had time to download and install 9!)

I'll think about how best to squeeze that in, I assume that that'll apply to all users if it's in the home directory?


jim87410 9 years ago

Another way is to create a .fonts directory in the home directory (mkdir ~/.fonts) and move any font file into it.


cliste 9 years ago

That sounds grand and handy, I'll be trying it out as soon as the stable edition comes out.

Out of curiosity does that add the font for all users, or just the one?


remoulder 9 years ago

Or in mint 9 just drag and drop into the fonts folder.


Alexio 9 years ago

@cliste: You are welcome!

The Truetype Microsoft fonts provided by that package include: Andale Mono, Arial Black, Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Comic Sans MS (Bold), Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Impact, Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Webdings.

Other high quality, attractive fonts for use in web pages, desktop publishing or word processing can be downloaded from http://www.grsites.com/fonts/


cliste 9 years ago

Hey Alexio, firstly thanks for the comment, and thats a good place to bring this tutorial, just wondering if the easiest way to add windows fonts is by using the software manager, and picking the "Microsoft TrueType Fonts" package? It works for me here! :)


Alexio 9 years ago

Adding Windows Fonts in Linux: http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/12/adding-windows-fonts-in-linux.html