adding fonts

Nathan Howell nathan at
Sun Apr 9 04:10:40 UTC 2006

squareyes wrote:
> Avraham Hanadari wrote:
>> Just setting things up, and I have several questions the answers to 
>> which I could not find within Ubuntu. Perhaps someone can help.
>> I have the Hebrew language selected among languages, and a Hebrew 
>> keyboard link on the panel, but I don't have the fonts I am accustomed 
>> to using. In fact there seem to be large numbers of Arabic and Hindi 
>> fonts, but not the ones I want for Hebrew and European languages. I 
>> have TT fonts aplenty from Windows, but how do I get them into use by 
>> the system?
>> Thanks in advance, Avraham
> HI Avraham,
> try
> Copy the fonts to the fonts folder /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ and
> run 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig'.
> Hope this helps,
> Take Care
> Winton

You don't need to do that... just put them in ~/.fonts and run fc-cache.


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