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How To Install Font on Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 16.04

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Are you looking to install font on your Ubuntu OS? There are certain cases or situations where you want to use a specific font type that is readily not available in your Ubuntu Operating System. In this tutorial, I will show you how to simply install a Microsoft font or a Google Web font that is of interest to you easily on your Ubuntu 16.10 or Ubuntu 16.04 or any other earlier versions of Ubuntu.

For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be installing Oswald Google Web font. What you need is to ensure you have downloaded the font’s .ttf file.

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How To Install Font on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04

  • Download and unzip the font

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  • Install the Font for all users
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/truetype/oswald

sudo mv ~/Downloads/Oswald/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/oswald/
  • Update font cache
sudo fc-cache -f -v

To use the new font, install latest Unity Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04 and other derivatives using the following command below

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

unity-tweak-tool
  • When Unity Tweak Tool opens > Click on Fonts

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  • Click the font option you want to change and search for the newly installed font

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  • As seen, the menu fonts now changed to Oswald

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