Thursday, 7 April 2011

Installing nepali fonts in ubuntu

The default font installation folder in linux is /usr/share/fonts and if you want to add any new fonts, you need to copy the font files in this directory. We are dealing with installing nepali truetype fonts so our installation directory is /usr/share/fonts/truetype.

Press Alt+F2 and type gksudo nautilus /usr/share/fonts/truetype which will open the nautilus file explorer. Now copy all the *.ttf files into that folder and restart any program you want the fonts to be used in.

Another method which would make the fonts available only for the logged in user is by making a font directory in the home folder. First, create the new folder in the home directory.
mkdir ~/.fonts

Now, copy paste all the *.ttf files to this folder and restart any application where you want to use that font.