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|
|Figure 3 - True Type core font EULA|
After the font installer package is complete the new fonts will appear in the font viewer (Figure 4).
|Figure 4 - Newly installed fonts|
The new fonts are now available to other applications and can be set to the default, for example, in LibreOffice writer (Figure 5).
|Figure 5 - Setting the default font in LibreOffice Writer|
The fonts are now set and available (Figure 6).
|Figure 6 - Times New Roman in Writer|
Installing new True Type Fonts, either purchased or free, can be installed via the Font Viewer by downloading the font (Figure 7).
|Figure 7 - Downloaded font|
After the font is downloaded and extracted, double clicking the font file will bring it up in the Font Viewer (Figure 8). The font is installed by clicking on the Install button.
|Figure 8 - Installing a font in the Font Viwer|
The newly installed font will be located in the users home folder (~/.local/share/fonts/) and are local to the user. The font is available to the applications, as were the MS True Type Core Fonts (Figure 9).
|Figure 9 - Newly installed font available in Writer|