Installing Window Fonts on Ubuntu (Linux)

Do you know, you can use same fonts installed on Window for Ubuntu machine and also installing window fonts on Ubuntu is very easy.

You just need to copy those fonts files to Ubuntu machine. Copy those fonts (from C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\) to Ubuntu using admin right. Using admin right, create a folder in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msfonts. 'msfonts' is the name I have given for my Window fonts. This can be done using
$ sudo mkdir msfonts

Now, change your current directory to the directory where you have copied all fonts from Window. Now, use
$ sudo cp *.ttf *.TTF /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msfonts to copy all Window fonts to Ubuntu 'msfonts' directory.

You may require to clear font cache:
$ sudo fc-cache -f -v

You are done! You have all the dear Window fonts available on Ubuntu. Cheers!

  • # 1 - by joewein

    I think you're missing a 'cp' after 'sudo' in this command:$ sudo *.ttf *.TTF /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msfonts

  • # 2 - by joewein

    I think you're missing a 'cp' after 'sudo' in this command:

    $ sudo *.ttf *.TTF /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msfonts

  • # 3 - by Satya Prakash Karan

    Thanks dear

  • # 4 - by Satya Prakash Karan

    Thanks dear

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