Install Extra Fonts

This section describes how to install extra fonts from the Ubuntu archives.

For international fonts, install these packages from the “Universe” repository (see Chapter 3, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications):

For Microsoft TrueType core fonts, install the msttcorefonts package from the “Multiverse” repository (see Chapter 3, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications).

For Ghostscript fonts, install the gsfonts-x11 package (see Chapter 3, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications).

After installing any new font, rebuild the font information files by entering in a Terminal:

sudo fc-cache -f -v

If you prefer to download individual fonts by hand, you can install them simply and easily by opening a file manager, and typing fonts:/// into the location bar (see the file manager manual for how to use the location bar). Then you can simply drag the font you downloaded into the group of existing fonts.