How to install an Open Type font?

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How to install an Open Type font?

Postby aelfinn on Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:38 am

I've been looking for information on how to install an Open Type font on Linux, to no avail, unfortunately. Can anyone help me out by pointing to some relevant information?
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Re: How to install an Open Type font?

Postby Husse on Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:29 pm

This tutorial for Jaunty should be valid for Gloria and Felicia
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Re: How to install an Open Type font?

Postby aelfinn on Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:13 pm

Thanks for trying, but that didn't work. The font still doesn't show up in OpenOffice's font list.
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Re: How to install an Open Type font?

Postby DrHu on Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:26 am

aelfinn wrote:Thanks for trying, but that didn't work. The font still doesn't show up in OpenOffice's font list.

I checked both the terminal, and synaptic (mint menu>package manager)
    apt search msttcorefonts
    i msttcorefonts - transitional dummy package
    synaptic search mssttcorefonts
    This package exists to facilitate upgrades to ttf-mscorefonts-installer.
    apt search ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    i ttf-mscorefonts-installer - Installer for Microsoft TrueType core font
    --so the link given by Husse, should have been OK, if you installed the ttf-mscorefonts-installer
I didn't create a .fonts folder in my /home/userID/.fonts (userID is the logged in user name)
--I just let the system put them inplace via the sudo prefix , and they go into the system location /usr/share/fonts

In the terminal
mint menu>Applications>Terminal

http://embraceubuntu.com/2005/09/09/ins ... oft-fonts/
http://www.krishnamoorthy.in/2009/07/in ... buntu.html
--remember to run sudo fc-cache -fv
-- sudo apt-get install ttf-liberation; same method for any other fonts you want installed, either synaptic or apt and know the font family names

Assuming you have the correct repositories available in Mint; installed by the default installation
--then msttfonts show under /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts and for OpenOffice show under /usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice
    ls -l /usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice
    total 116
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 111620 2009-04-14 03:26 opens___.ttf
If you want to check their look, just use mint menu>Computer /usr/share/fonts/truetype; type that into the location bar, and you will get the list of fonts, then you can browse any type (family of fonts) installed, open one and see its style/look..
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Re: How to install an Open Type font?

Postby linuxviolin on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:05 pm

To install a font in a system, see my post here. It's easy. :D
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