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Old 07-03-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Adding fonts outside the repository


hi

I'm not a big fan of fonts but this site has some cool free interesting fonts not available in the repository. Do distros have any issues installing fonts outside their respective repository?

http://www.dafont.com/
 
Old 07-04-2014, 12:26 AM   #2
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Do distros have any issues installing fonts outside their respective repository?
no.
if they're ttf or otf (and maybe a few other formats), just put them in ~/.fonts and the system will eventually recognize them.
 
Old 07-04-2014, 06:29 AM   #3
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And if you want them available system-wide, as opposed to only your user, put them in the root directory tree. They might be kept in slightly different sub-directories in different distributions, but they will be in /usr/share/fonts. A quick look there will find them.

Last edited by Randicus Draco Albus; 07-04-2014 at 05:48 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2014, 11:38 AM   #4
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If you put them in an appropriate place, they will be available for the next program to start. If you want them available for several users of the same computer, then don't use .fonts (usually the most convenient place): some distros might use /etc, but I've always found them in /usr/share/fonts.
 
Old 07-04-2014, 05:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for catching my screw-up. I fixed it. I made that post shorty after looking in my /etc directory and it was on my mind when I was typing. The result was a mistake.
 
  


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