Linux: How to List & Install Font

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On Linux, where are font installed?

Linux (Ubuntu) font locations are at:

How to install font on Linux?

Just copy your TrueType font (.ttf) into one of the dir.

Or, you can launch a font viewer, by clicking on the ttf font or in terminal type sudo gnome-font-viewer fontfile.ttf then click the install button there.

If you get error (possibly because a earlier version is already installed), then just manually copy the font to the dir as instructed above.

How to view font on Linux?

Double click the ttf font to open.

Or, in terminal:

sudo gnome-font-viewer fontfile.ttf

linux gnome-font-viewer screenshot 2014-02-09
Linux gnome-font-viewer screenshot

Clear Font Cache

# clear font cache
sudo fc-cache -f -v

Restart each app to use the new font. Or, relog.

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