Installing fonts in linux

by Prabakaran 2012-04-25 18:17:24

<pre><font color=#0000B3>Install and configure Unicode TrueType fonts in Linux

Uncompress the downloaded font archive to a directory and add it to the font path, a list of directories containing fonts:

1. Uncompress the archive

# tar xvzf utf8.tar.gz

or

# tar xvjf arial.tar.bz2

2. Create a directory for new fonts

# mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype

3. Move the uncompressed font files to the new font directory

# mv *.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype

4. Navigate to the font directory

# cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype

5. Create fonts.scale and fonts.dir

# mkfontscale && mkfontdir
# fc-cache

6. Add the new font directory to the X11 font path

# chkfontpath --add /usr/share/fonts/truetype

7. Restart X font server

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart
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