Installing fonts on Ubuntu

Hey all readers you can install various fonts in Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10 following the next easy tutorial. If you want to install Microsoft Windows fonts, open your terminal (Applications/Accessories/Terminal) and enter:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
For Red Hat Liberation fonts use this terminal line: (This fonts are already installed on Ubuntu 10.04)

sudo apt-get install ttf-liberation
If you want to install any other fonts you can get from the net or use your font database follow this steps:
  1. Go to your home folder
  2. Enable “Show Hidden Files” option from Nautilus View menu
  3. Then create new folder with name “.fonts” (with dot in front)
  4. Now in new folder copy all your true type fonts. If you want to copy your Windows fonts, you can find it in WINDOWS/Fonts folder.
  5. Now restart and new fonts will be in use.
This tutorials can be used for installing fonts in Ubuntu 8.10 also.