Thursday, October 8, 2015

Installing Fonts on Linux

Using fonts in Linux is similar to other operating systems and can be used in various applications, such as LibreOffice Writer.  The following examples were done on Linux Mint 17.2 'Rafaela'.

Installed fonts can be viewed and installed with a font viewer application similar to the one displayed in Figure 1.

Figure 1 - Font Viewer

There is a package in Debian GNU/Linux based systems, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc., named "ttf-mscorefonts-installer", that will install the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the Web.  The package can be installed via the command line, or the distributions GUI package manager (Figure 2).

Figure 2 - MS True Type Core Font Installer