Is There A Font Installer For Ubuntu?

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Wed Apr 22 15:19:26 UTC 2009

--- On Wed, 4/22/09, Graham Todd <grahamtodd2 at> wrote:

> From: Graham Todd <grahamtodd2 at>
> Subject: Is There A Font Installer For Ubuntu?
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 6:28 AM
> I can't find a GUI font installer/viewer for ttf fonts
> in Ubuntu.  I
> have tried searching Synaptic and it has come up with one
> or two hits,
> one of them being "ttf-root-installer".  I
> installed that but issuing
> the command does not run it, nor can using the locate
> command find it.
> I really want something like the KDE 3.5.9 font installer
> which would
> allow you to check what is printed but graphically, and
> before I turn
> to KDE tools again, something purely for Gnome.
> Can anybody help me?
> Thanks in advance....
Graham, you might want to check the output of:
aptitude show ttf-root-installer
as it give a clue of what the executable is and other info.  Always good to use the show command to get info on the package.  Apt-cache show even gives more detail than aptitude.  HTH.
Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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