Easy way to install fonts in Fedora

This font installation procedure was tested successful in Fedora. As a matter of fact it works fine in all otherLinux distros too ;-)

After an unsuccessful desperate attempt to install Microsoft fonts in Fedora i started to think over easier ways of installing other fonts.
I found one well known solution and applied the same  to the Windows fonts (and yes
i am running a dual boot of Win7 and Fedora11).


The trick is as follows:

First, Copy the purchased Windows fonts from your Windows disk onto Fedora. If you choose to install the fonts only for the current user then move the fonts to .fonts directory in the user directory.
Else if you want the fonts to be available to all the users you must move the downloaded fonts to /usr/share/fonts

Moving the fonts to /usr/share/fonts
1. Open
Terminal
2. cd <location where you have placed the font>
example. $ cd Desktop/
3. mv <fontname> /usr/share/fonts/
example. $ mv fertigo.TTF /usr/share/fonts/

4. Log out and then login , open any editor and see the fonts in action.
Enjoy :)

Extra info:

  • Have a look at my favourite list of professional fonts <here>

  • Also  note that if you plan to install the fonts only for the current user then move the fonts to .fonts directory in the home folder(View menu —> show hidden files).

If that directory does not  exist then create one yourself.

  • If you have installed the xfs fontserver (it is not installed by default in Fedora 11), then run the following code to reload it:

su -c ‘/sbin/service xfs reload’

or

su -c ‘/etc/init.d/xfs reload’

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