Saturday, January 19, 2013

Installing Ubuntu font family in Debian 7 Wheezy

Download Ubuntu font family from http://font.ubuntu.com. Using file manager and as a user root, do:

  1. Create a directory in /usr/share/fonts/truetype named ttf-ubuntu.
  2. Using a file manager copy the *.ttf files to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-ubuntu.
Note:
- I am not sure if this is the proper way to do it but it works.

9 comments:

Aki AKINTOLA-FEBRISSY said...

Hi, I have tried this technique, but it does not allow me to neither create a document nor to copy the files. Do you an alternative? Thank!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have tried your technique, but the debian 7 wheezy root does not allow me to neither create any folder nor copy the files. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Flirter said...

Hi, I have tried your technique, but the debian 7 wheezy root does not allow me to neither create any folder nor copy the files. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Techno Scavenger said...

@Aki, could you post the error message?

Anonymous said...

Do "sudo nautilus" and then work your way from there.

calipengo said...

After installing fonts manually, you need to update the font-cache:

fc-cache -fv

Or

sudo fc-cache -fv

calipengo said...

After you install a font/s manually, you need to update the font-cache:

fc-cache -fv

Or

sudo fc-cache -fv

Sullivan SENECHAL said...

Good, but is ttf, not tff ;)

Techno Scavenger said...

@Sullivan: Thanks updated post.