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LINUX : how to install fonts which available in windows OS

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i want to install all the font which are available in win server to a Linux server.
also which want to make available to all the users and application.

please give me simple steps how to configure/install it.

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The name of the font package will be different on different distros. For Red Hat (rpm-based distros), try these packages

sudo yum install liberation-fonts-common liberation-sans-fonts liberation-serif-fonts liberation-mono-fonts
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Some fonts may not work, but all true type fonts should work without a problem.

You should be able to copy the TTF files into /usr/share/fonts/ on the Linux machine and they will be available for all users on MOST applications.
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just copy fonts will work ... any other configuration is required ..
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i have copied // but there are some fonts which are some lower extention ttf and higher extention ttf 's ..

as of  copy in /usr/share/fonts ....from windows PC not working
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can you please update ...on this
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What application are you trying to use the fonts in?  

Also what are the permissions of the fonts?

try running this command:

chown -R root:root /user/share/fonts/; chmod -R 755 /usr/share/fonts/
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i am geting this out put
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[root@testhost ~]# cd /usr/share/fonts
[root@testhost fonts]# chown -R root:root /user/share/fonts
chown: cannot access `/user/share/fonts': No such file or directory
[root@testhost fonts]# chmod -R 755 /usr/share/fonts/
[root@testhost fonts]#

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please advice
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Sorry, it should be

chown -R root:root /usr/share/fonts/; chmod -R 755 /usr/share/fonts/

Directory is usr not user, sorry.
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how to test  it .. please advice
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