Ubuntu :: Over 1500 Fonts - Move Them To My /usr/share/fonts Folder
Jul 3, 2011
I have a folder with over 1500 fonts, I would like to move them to my /usr/share/fonts folder so that they can be used. Some are from Windows, some are just random extras. I've installed the msttcorefonts, but there are quite a few missing that make some wen pages look different.
How can I go about putting the fonts from my folder, into the appropriate /usr/share/fonts folder to be used? And how can I move them all? I can't drag and drop them, and mv FONT_NAME /usr/share/fonts for all of them will take a month or two. Is there a way to elevate my self to be able to just drag and drop them all? And which folder would they need to go into for them to be used in Chrome and Firefox?
I have just installed openSUSE 11.2 X86_64 on my laptop, I then used KDE to install lots of type 1 fonts for my printer. These get loaded to /usr/local/share/fonts/...These installed fonts are visible to KDE (KWRITE) and GIMP so I assume that the installation was O.K. When I start openOFFICE writer I do not see these fonts. The font selection appears to be the fonts located under /usr/share/fonts. I have not tried other ooo3 components. I assume that they are not going to see the fonts either.
I have searched google and it appears that /usr/local/share/fonts is the correct location for non-packaged fonts. Has anybody any idea what is wrong? I think I could move all the fonts to /usr/share/fonts and ooo3 would work but this seems to break the installation directory structure. I have considered symlinks but I don't like the idea of defining a font twice to Linux and creating the syslinks is more work than reinstalling the fonts if they are lost
I would like to use the Adobe Garamond Pro in my text doccument in open office writer. I got a text document where from a friend where it is used so I know that it can. But when I want to edit I cant find it in the fonts dropdown menu.
1. What do I need to set all the fonts to in 11.04 to make them look more like W7 fonts?2. Is there a way I can improve the graphics in WINE? Some very simple games run slow. Is there a way I can change the cursors in wine.
I have Ubuntu Lucid Lynx installed and thought I'd try out Mac4Lin. I then decided to remove it and ran the script for doing so. This worked, except that it seems to have removed one of the standard Ubuntu themes (Human) and left some Mac4Lin fonts in my fonts folder (can't say which they all are). How do I repair my Ubuntu installation without upsetting my 3G internet access, etc? I don't have an ethernet connection, but am using Vodacom 3G. Can I do this from the Ubuntu disk?
attempting to install VLC I get the following errors;
Error in file "/usr/share/applications/kde4/kfontview.desktop": "fonts/package" is an invalid MIME type ("fonts" is an unregistered media type) Warning in file "/usr/share/applications/gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop": usage of MIME type "x-directory/gnome-default-handler" is discouraged ("x-directory" is an old media type that should be replaced with a modern equivalent) Warning in file "/usr/share/applications/gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop": usage of MIME type "x-directory/normal" is discouraged ("x-directory" is an old media type that should be replaced with a modern equivalent)
Thoughts or suggestions on how to fix this. I running Fedora 13 and I used 'yum install vlc' to install the app.
...I have found that in MS word/excel that the fonts don't look right, even though it states they are installed. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this also. I have installed the MS fonts after following the guidance. Usually the fonts look thinner than they should. I have recently installed (wubi) 10.04 & haven't installed any office apps to see if it also happens now....I will note: This isn't limited to MS software. I see it happen with other software that requires WINE to use. So, I think it is a WINE issue. Has anyone found a resolution to this?
I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on my laptop (dual-booting with XP) and I would like to know if there is a way to install the fonts from XP onto Ubuntu. I have already copied them onto a flash drive, I just don't know how (or if it's even possible) to install them. I have already tried the Synaptic Package Manager thing, which helped get a few more, but I'd still like some of my old ones.
I would like to find out how to install new fonts in ubuntu 10:04 in 9:10 it was easy (in file system create a new folder named .fonts that was it) in 10:04 that another story cannot create a folder in file system, then what?
I finally performed my upgrade from Karmic today, everything went smooth and looked great. I decided to check out how KDE looked so I logged out, went into KDE and poked around for a bit then went back to GNOME. All my fonts are now that horrible tiny KDE font and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to return the fonts to their previous glory.
Can anyone, please, point me in the right direction? I've totally removed KDE from my system, I took all the files out of ~.fontconfig and set antialiasing to false in /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-antialias.conf but still no joy. I haven't found the settings to get back to default but I've installed the MS font pack which looks better than the KDE stuff
i have installed Ubuntu LTS 10.04. I have some type1 hindi fonts like Avanti, Mitra etc which i am using on my windows computers very well. Now i am start trying to install these fonts on Ubuntu by copying the .pfb files to /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/. Now when i check in any text editor fonts are showing but when i open any existing file containing matter of this fonts its not in proper hindi and i am also not able to write with these fonts. Whereas when i am trying to install some ttf hindi fonts these working fine.
Everything looked great until I installed and then uninstalled Kubuntu desktop. Now the fonts in Chrome and Firefox look, imho, "bad". I installed the msttcorefonts but there is no difference. I've attached a screenshot, which illustrates the problem. It looks to me like the bold is too bold and the normal type is too thin and not spaced correctly.
I have been using Ubuntu at home for over a year now and just love it..by far because of the way it looks..but unfortunately I have to use XP for my one work computer and have wondered for a long time if there is a way to install a font in XP that will give me the Ubuntu font look on windows?
I copied my old Font folder from my Windows. There are *tff files and also *.fon files in it. Do somebody know if the *.fon files are also Fonts or do I have to delete it? I wanna install my Fonts on my Ubuntu. Is there an easy way to do this?
How do you find what font a .pdf document is using, because some font formats I can past into Writer, but other's I can't. It tells me the font name in the dropdown, but it's not available. I will like to know the actual font file name if possible.
For example; I have one .pdf uses a combo of HCNXFY+TimesNewRomanPSMT and KFRPVS+TimesNewRomanPSMT, but when I intall TimesNewRomanPS.otf, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT.otf, TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT.otf and TimesNewRomanPSMT.otf, I'm still not able to get the same format.
This means I'm missing a/or font(s). So, is there a app I can use to find what font(s) a .pdf is using?
Just sharing some progress with font instalation in fedora 10, because there is no more support to xfs or chkfontpath. Take a look at /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, in the beginning of this file you can find:
<!-- Font directory list --> <dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir> <dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1</dir> <dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/TTF</dir>
To install true type fonts, just throw your fonts in one of these directories. You can put it in your own home if you want (~/.fonts). With this, you can install any fonts, like windows fonts, mscorefonts ... Don't forget to restart X and test with fc-list.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 on a Compaq Presario 2100 and I found some weird stuff.The thing is, when I run the Live CD and install it to the hard drive I got a netbook_launcher interface with black fonts for icons and menus instead of white as it is intended to be. But the weirdest thing is that when I run that same CD on other computers the fonts are standard white, so there's nothing wrong with the CD.
I wouldn't care much about this, but since the laptop screen is not too bright it's quite hard to read the icons and menu labels, and I have to stick to very light backgrounds for best contrast. I have tried Gnome Color Chooser, but it doesn't seem to work on netbook_launcher. So, any ideas on why is this happening or how to change the font color in netbook_launcher? I've been looking on the internet for a couple of days but I'm not able to find anything useful.
I'm coming from windows and now I've switched to ubuntu. I find firefox 3.5 (and now 3.6) very hard to read. I'd like to have the same font rendering on my ubuntu than on my windows xp, using internet explorer with cleartype enabled. I've searched A LOT on Internet, tested like 20 different .fonts.conf. However I still can't get what I want. Take a look at my screenshots :[URL]
On the left : ubuntu (Firefox 3.6) - on the right : XP (Internet Explorer I'd like to have the same fonts than on the right.
Picture "enabled.png" is the closest display I can get. But it's still not perfect. I took the .fonts.conf from this site : [URL]
I've also tried the fonts from the site [URL]Look here : [URL](this one is different : IE8 is on the left)
My fonts config in firefox is the same than on windows (Times new roman, arial, courrier new). And of course I've installed the ttf mscorefonts package.
I don't say that IE is the best thing in the world It's only because I've used it a lot and now it's hard to browse sites with different fonts.
After upgrading to 9.10, the fonts I had placed in my .fonts folder no longer function in any application.I have tried to re-install them by just clicking on the font itself and going through the installation screen. But this doesn't do anything.I have tried to delete and the re-create my .fonts folder in my /home partition. But that also fails.
Did Ubuntu do something different with user-installed fonts in 9.10? Should my fonts be relocated to another folder?How can I install "after market" fonts?
I installed Wine on my machine just a few minutes ago and as part of the installation the following packages are also installed: ttf-liberation, ttf-mscorefonts-installer, ttf-symbol-replacement, ttf-tahoma-replacement. These add extra fonts to the system which I'm assuming are required by windows programs running inside Wine. The problem is though that Firefox also seems to be using these fonts because the fonts now look different inside Firefox. Not a huge difference, but you can tell they are different and they just don't look "right" to the eye. They are no longer as pleasing as they were when Firefox was using the default Ubuntu fonts.
Is there a way to keep these fonts for use by Wine, but not allow any other program on Ubuntu to use them?