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Install Fonts Ubuntu | Free Commercial Fonts | Tutorial Beginner Level

Install fonts Ubuntu including free commercial fonts. This tutorial is for the Ubuntu beginner level.

Tip: Click on images to make them larger. If you find anything wrong on this page or need further assistance please comment below or contact me. 🙂

Install Fonts Ubuntu *

To install fonts on Ubuntu navigate to your home directory. Create a hidden directory named .fonts. Notice the period in front of the folder name.

fonts-ubuntu

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Now open your fonts directory and drag your ttf, otf or other font files that you have into the .fonts directory.

Install Fonts Ubuntu

After you have installed all the fonts you want then rebuild the fonts cache by entering this into the terminal.

fc-cache -f -v

Use Ubuntu Font Manager *

You may also use Ubuntu Font Manager to install fonts. Install the font manager by entering this into the terminal.

sudo apt-get install font-manager

The font manager will look something like this when you have it installed. {remember that I have my ubuntu theme styled to look like a Mac} If you click on the cog icon on the bottom you will see where you can install new fonts.

font-manager

Free Commercial Fonts *

Get free commercial fonts @ fontsquirrel.com. I love these guys because they take the hard work out of finding fonts that we can use for commercial use. GO onto their website and check out their fonts. When you find the ones you like download them. Install them all at one time using the method above.

font-squirrel

You are also free to use Google Fonts for your writings. If you need further assistance see our previous articles on using Google Fonts with WordPress.

 

Create Your Own Font *

If you cannot find something that you like then you may want to create your own font. If you are on Ubuntu linux you can download Birdfont @ https://birdfont.org/. However if you are running Ubuntu 16.04 like me then use the terminal to install your birdfont application. Here is the command line to make that happen.

sudo apt-get install birdfont

Installing Fonts On Ubuntu *

Installing fonts on Ubuntu is a lot easier than installing it on other Operating Systems. I personally prefer importing all the fonts into a hidden fonts folder to save time. If you have any issues please be sure to comment below.

 

Install Fonts Ubuntu | Free Commercial Fonts | Tutorial Beginner Level was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Maximus Mccullough

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