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[SOLVED] How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:35 pm
by abbachibi
I need to finish a school project and I want to download some new fonts for it, but how?
I tried the whole usr/share/fonts/truetype thing but when I go to paste a font in, it says
'Error moving file: No such file or directory'.

Please help. D: I wanna get this done and go to bed.

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:13 pm
by RedWagon
Run this to create a .fonts directory in your home:

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cd
mkdir .fonts
Put any Windows fonts you want to install in this directory. You can use the command line or just hit Ctrl-H in nautilus to view hidden directories and then just drag/drop them in there.

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:20 pm
by abbachibi
Thats lovely and all, and my fonts show up, but it won't let me use them.
Or when I do, they show up as plain fonts.

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:24 pm
by RedWagon
Are they .ttf's? Where'd you get these fonts?

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:29 pm
by abbachibi
DAFONT.com
It was a .ttf

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:37 pm
by RedWagon
What program are you trying to use these in? Sometimes programs need to be restarted before they'll recognize new fonts.

Also, paste back the output from

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ls -al ~/.fonts/
just for fun.

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:39 pm
by abbachibi
total 212
drwxr-xr-x 2 maya maya 4096 2010-04-05 22:22 .
drwxr-xr-x 49 maya maya 4096 2010-04-05 22:40 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 maya maya 201444 2010-02-19 11:00 Saint-Andrews Queen.ttf

There ^^

Um Gimp, and it says its there, and I can type with it, but it doesn't work as the font.

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:46 pm
by RedWagon
Try restarting Gimp, also try it in another program like Open Office to see if it's something with your font or the program itself.

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:47 pm
by abbachibi
Okay. It did the same thing in open office. D:

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:20 pm
by RedWagon
Try some different fonts and see if it does the same thing with all of them.

Re: How to download fonts?

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:27 pm
by abbachibi
Nope. Looks like it was just the one font. o:
Thanks!