Ubuntu – How to install many font files quickly and easily


I need to install more than 100 fonts, so I was wondering if there is an easy way to do this task?

I know you can opening every single one and pressing install font, but installing more then 100 fonts this way will be very time-consuming.

In my home directory i have only .fontconfig and I do not have .Font.

In /usr/share/fonts I cannot copy files because I don't have permission

Is there an easy and fast way to do this task?

Best Answer

Just create a .fonts folder in your home directory (if it doesn't exist) and unpack/copy them there.

It's also a good idea to manually rebuild the font cache, so you can immediately use the fonts everywhere:

fc-cache -f -v

For more details see also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fonts

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