Fonts – How to Get Lucida Fonts


It used to be that you installed sun-java6-fonts, but that package is gone.

What do you install now?

Best Answer

Just get it from Java.

  • Download the latest version from
  • Extract it:

    sh jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin
  • Find the fonts. In my case they're just sitting in jre1.6.0_30/lib/fonts

  • Install them. You can just double click each font and click install font. Or you could copy them into your local .fonts directory like so:

    mkdir -p ~/.fonts
    cp jre1.6.0_30/lib/fonts/*.ttf ~/.fonts/
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