Is There A Font Installer For Ubuntu?

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Thu Apr 23 04:35:29 UTC 2009

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

> From: Graham Todd <grahamtodd2 at>
> Subject: Re: Is There A Font Installer For Ubuntu?
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 4:40 PM
> On Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:19:26 -0700 (PDT)
> Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570 at> wrote:
> > 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
> Hi Leonard,
> No matter how I tried I couldn't find out where
> ttf-root-installer was
> located, even though Synaptic showed me it was installed. 
> From the
> result of the command
> sudo apt-cache show ttf-root-installer
> I saw the package was used for downloading msttcorefonts
> and other
> Windows fonts perhaps; as I'd already got those, I
> decided not to
> bother.  I acheived the result I wanted by copying them
> directly
> into /usr/share/fonts/truetype/
I mentioned apt show as it inferred that root-ttf may be the true file name to call up  ttf-root-installer.  Not sure this is correct, didn't try it but thought you might want to give it a shot and see if it worked.

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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