Tuesday, May 17, 2005

How to install TTF/OTF fonts in linux

Following is the procedure to install 'OTF/TTF' fonts in Linux (eg: Fedora Core 3)

* Step 01. Download any otf/ttf font from internet and save in a directory on
your machine.
* Step 02. Go to the directory in which you have saved the font file.
Step 03. Login as root.
$su
* Step 04. Create a directory /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType using following
command.
$ mkdir /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType
* Step 05. Copy the font file in /usr/share/fonts/otfonts/
$ cp *.ttf /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType
* Step 06. Go to directory /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType
$ cd /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType
* Step 07. Create fonts.scale
$ ttmkfdir
or
$ /usr/sbin/ttmkfdir
* Step 08. Create fonts.dir
$ mkfontdir
* Step 09. Add the path to X Font serve path
$ chkfontpath --add /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType
or
$ /usr/sbin/chkfontpath --add /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType
* Step 10. Update font information cache
$ fc-cache
* Step 11. Logout as root
$ exit

5 comments:

Kiran said...
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vani said...

i did the whole procedure as u said, but it dint work

vani said...

i did the whole procedure as u said, but it dint work

Vijay Kumar said...

Are you able to see fonts.dir, fonts.scale and fonts.cache-1 file in your created directory

Saucepan said...

Thanks. This worked perfectly.