How to install TTF scaleable font so Linux OS?

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I am a beginner to Linux OS. I need few TTF scaleable fonts for my perl application.
1. Where I can down load (free) TTF fonts for Linux?
2. How do I install it?
Help me. Thanks
Question by:jessi_vs
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    Expert Comment

    I'm not sure where you can find fonts, but I think you should look at xfs (the X font server) for font management
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    Expert Comment

    jessi_vs: did you find the fonts you require? If you have a dual-boot system with Windows, there are plenty of fonts available in the <Windowsroot>\Fonts\ directory.
    A quick search in google yields many results for download links:

    The installation depends on the system you use, but in general they should be downloaded and saved in the /usr/lib/X11/fonts/ directory. You will need to configure your desktop envirnoment (KDE or Gnome) or windows manager to use them.
    Here are some links to give you an idea about how it works (though in KDE it is really easy):


    Accepted Solution

    Hi, just get copy of ttf fonts from windows machine. copy the ttf files into some folder in your linux machine; for ex. /usr/local/fonts/ttf
    do the following :

    cd /usr/local/fonts/ttf
    ttmkfdir > fonts.scale

    Finaly include it into font path, the fonts are ready to use.

    chkfontpath -a /usr/local/fonts/ttf

    Author Comment

    Thanks. I have tested it. It is working fine.

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