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I need to install more than 100 fonts, so I was wondering if there is an easy way to do this task?

I know you can opening every single one and pressing install font, but installing more then 100 fonts this way will be very hard.

In my home directory i have only .fontconfig and I do not have .Font and in /usr/share/fonts i can not copy files It tells my some thing about rights

Is there an easy and fast way to do this task?

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Just create a .fonts folder in your home directory (if it doesn't exist) and unpack/copy them there.

It's also a good idea to manually rebuild the font cache, so you can immediately use the fonts everywhere:

fc-cache -f -v

For more details see also

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In home directory i only have .fontconfig should i create .fonts in home directory and place fonts there ?? will libreoffice notify them ?? – Levan Sep 22 '12 at 16:19
Yes, just create a new directory. Make sure you name it exactly .fonts Directory names starting with a dot will not be visible by default, but you can navigate into this folder later by pressing Ctrl+L in the file manager. – artfwo Sep 22 '12 at 16:21
works like a charm thank you – Levan Sep 22 '12 at 16:34

Font Manager

Can manage multiple fonts easily with this application.

Can install mutiple fonts at a once.

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To install new fonts click on "Manage Fonts" button as on the picture and click on "Install Fonts" in menu.

Can be installed with Software Center or with this command;

sudo apt-get install font-manager
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I can recommend font-manager. It's very useful for managing your fonts and can do bulk install as well. – David Jun 9 '15 at 14:17
Font Manager seems to have become unstable on 16.04. On my system, it hangs while "Querying installed files...". – iGadget May 6 at 12:16

Let's say your downloaded fonts are in fonts directory in your Downloads folder, Do these to install them

Copy using Command line

sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/fonts /usr/share/fonts/truetype/

Copy using nautilus

Alternatively, Type this command

gksu nautilus /usr/share/fonts/truetype

and copy the fonts from the downloaded directory to the newly opened folder in nautilus

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thank you i was looking for the second command – Levan Sep 22 '12 at 16:41
UNEXPECTED RESULT! Gimp crashes when scrolling to change font in the Text Tool (under Tool Options). – its_me Oct 27 '12 at 2:17

Open your synaptic package manager and choose fonts from left side category menu . it will list all the fonts and you can select as many as you want and all will install with one go .

while coming to the rights issue while copying to /usr/share/fonts location , you should be root .

I mean

sudo cp <your_file> /usr/share/fonts/ 

will do it .

hope that helps .

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sadly fonts that are present in synaptic is not sufficient enough for Georgian and Russian languages ah copying with terminal files is like chines for me, I remember a long time ago some one told me a commend that opened fonts folder automatically and i could drag and drop files in to it is there a chance that you know that command ?? – Levan Sep 22 '12 at 16:22
Hi try the copy code i have given to you . – Raja Sep 22 '12 at 16:23
sudo apt install ubuntustudio-font-meta
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What will this do? – muru Oct 30 '14 at 14:12
Intall a whole bunch of (mostly cheesy but some are classic) fonts – philipyassin Oct 31 '14 at 13:03
Exactly what the OP asked – philipyassin Dec 4 '15 at 17:53
Why? Are the fonts OP wants to install installed by this command? Or some other fonts? – muru Dec 4 '15 at 17:59
Mm.. No. You are right, I should have read the description too. My bad. – philipyassin Dec 4 '15 at 18:08

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