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Old 01-14-2019, 04:16 PM   #1
Del087
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Adding custom fonts to linux on Chromebook


Hello All,

I just bought a Samsung Chromebook(Version 71.0.3578.94 (Official Build) (64-bit)). Due to my use of Inkscape and GIMP, I had to activate Linux on my Chromebook, which I am not familiar with at all. This being said, I have 2 questions. How can I install custom fonts on Linux? I apologize if I don't have the correct terminology but, as I said, Linux is foreign to me. I have to open Inkscape via the Linux terminal. I have custom fonts on my Chromebook, however, they don't show up in Linux. Detailed assistance on this, would be greatly appreciated. Secondly, when I open Inkscape via Linux, I have no access to my COS files. I have to move them to Linux and then I can open them. Is there any program, app, or other way that I can enable myself to open my COS files from Inkscape. Thanks for your time and I apologize for being such a newbie. Any and all help would be appreciated.

Below is my Linux "kernel":

Linux Penguin 4.14 GNU/Linux(If this makes any sense)
 
Old 01-16-2019, 01:17 AM   #2
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Hello,

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Originally Posted by Del087 View Post
I had to activate Linux on my Chromebook
what exactly does that mean?
I am not familiar with ChromeOS.
I'm guessing you did not actually install a Linux distro, but did something within ChromeOS?
like this:
https://www.androidcentral.com/how-i...our-chromebook
???

first of all, it clearly says "beta" there. just a reminder.

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How can I install custom fonts on Linux?
judging from that article, i'd say you do it via terminal:
Code:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
you should do this regularly to stay up-to-date.

then:
Code:
sudo apt search font ttf
sudo apt search font otf
will give you a list of fonts you can install.
choose a package to install, e.g.:
Code:
sudo apt install ttf-anonymous-pro
that should do it.

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when I open Inkscape via Linux, I have no access to my COS files. I have to move them to Linux and then I can open them.
that appears to be by design.
 
  


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