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Old 03-01-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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How do I add fonts to my system?


How do I add them so they show up and I can use them in GIMP?

Also, what are some good sites to download fonts from?


Thanks.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 06:46 AM   #2
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~/.fonts is the easiest place to put them. If the folder doesn't exist, create it. External sites don't usually have good quality free fonts. Many are not even legal. If they are freely redistributable and of good quality, your distribution repositories probably has them.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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Gimp has a fonts/ directory for extras :
/home/<username>/.gimp-2.X/fonts/

May be a better place, if you add fonts,
which can disturb other applications :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ages-788723/#2

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Finding new fonts http://www.google.com/linux

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&q=fonts&btnG=Search
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:30 PM   #4
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Also, what are some good sites to download fonts from?
Well, you'll find good font sites fairly easily, but you won't find good fonts as easily. 90+% of the freely available fonts are crap, so you will spend a lot of time looking through, err, less good fonts, to find any good ones.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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You might like to start a new thread along the lines of "What are your favourite fonts". I'm sure many people would like to share their experiences.
 
  


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