Hi i am trying to find some fonts that do no come standard (i am using ubuntu gutsy). In particular like on old english font (think of the detroit D).
Where are safe places to get these and how do i install them so that every program can use them?
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It's always best to install them with your default package tool (in my opinion) and there are quite a few fonts listed on the Gustsy packages page:
Ubuntu -- Software Packages in "gutsy", Subsection x11
Have you scrolled down the listing to the ttf (truetype fonts) to see if there's anything there you can use?
You should also be able to use any ttf font by just copying it into ~/.fonts/ on most distros.
Originally Posted by ozar
Yes, installing fonts is easy peasy. I have quite a large collection myself, and some very specific ones. All you need to do is uncompress them and put them in ~/.fonts as i92guboj has just suggested. I have no trouble using fonts that are meant for other systems, like my phonetic symbol fonts that were written for Windows.