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How to install different type of fonts

asked 2014-05-12 12:44:25 -0600

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I want t add different type of fonts in my fedora 20. how do I do it ?

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answered 2014-05-13 01:35:23 -0600

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updated 2014-07-23 02:30:14 -0600

This is how I install fonts on Fedora 20 (it works on all Linux machines, though):

Step 1. Download whatever font you want. You can just save the ttf file or the whole zip file. I mostly use dafont.com , but any font website should work.


Step 2. Remember the path of where you saved it, and open a terminal. If the file is a zip file, use this command: unzip [FILE].


Step 3. Find the .ttf file in the download. If you unzipped the zip, use ls to find the name of the ttf file.


Step 4. Make a .fonts directory in your home directory, by using mkdir $HOME/.fonts. Then, move that file to the .fonts directory you created by using mv [TTF FILE] $HOME/.fonts. If you wish to install for the whole system, use sudo mv [TTF FILE] /usr/share/fonts.


Step 5. Last, update the font configuration by executing fc-cache -v. If you want to install system-wide, use fc-cache -s. Check if the font works by using Libreoffice Word.

Other methods

  1. If you have KDE, click on Kickoff, then search Font Management

  2. Click the first result, then click on the gear in the top left.

  3. Click on Get new fonts.

  4. Choose a font and install.

  5. Check if the font is installed using Libreoffice


step 1. Install the gnome font utility (useful, in my opinion) using:

yum install gnome-font-viewer

step 2. Next, click on Activities (for GNOME) or for KDE, search gnome in Kickoff.

step 3. Follow the trivial instructions on the screen and install fonts.


step 1. Install another gnome font utility (useful, in my opinion) using:

yum install font-manager

step 2. Next, click on Activities (for GNOME) or for KDE, search gnome in Kickoff.

step 3. Follow the trivial instructions on the screen and install fonts.

BTW, this is a duplicate of https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/7032/how-do-i-install-fonts-in-fedora-17/ so check that out for more details and more ideas.

Hope this helps.

James :)

EDIT: Added system wide install as well.

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@NikTh, @randomuser and all moderators -can you mark as correct?

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-24 05:35:43 -0600 )edit

As it happens, I can! You might be able to as well, after some time has passed. Thanks for the thorough answer.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-07-24 11:44:54 -0600 )edit

Thanks for marking as correct!

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-25 01:03:55 -0600 )edit

The font-manager package in the repositories is horribly outdated.

For Fedora packages built from the latest release see https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/...

Dies gravatar imageDies ( 2015-06-10 18:25:08 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-05-28 15:21:12 -0600

fvbh1098 gravatar image

you can also install fonts with the graphical software center in your dock.

Click Add-ons under Categories in the main screen, then Fonts and there is a huge list of ready to choose fonts for you to install...

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answered 2014-05-13 16:13:42 -0600

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updated 2014-05-13 16:15:57 -0600

There are lots of fonts in the repositories.

Just try yum search fonts in the terminal.

I normally add fonts downloaded from elsewhere (e.g. FontSquirrel) to a folder called ".fonts", which you can create (mkdir ~/.fonts) if it doesn't already exist.

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answered 2014-05-13 03:39:02 -0600

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I usely copy the fonts to the system fonts folder (/usr/share/fonts), and then run fc-cache,

If you like to add the common Microsoft Fonts, there is a script for that, which will fetch the files from sourceforge and install them to your system.

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answered 2014-05-13 00:50:03 -0600

kdg1955 gravatar image

a possibility: In System Settings => System Administration => Font Management => click on button 'Add'

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