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I installed the OCR-A font in Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit using the Font Viewer. As usual, I just double-clicked the file and then Install, without problems. But, when I tried to do the same in another PC with Xubuntu 11.10 32-bit, it simply does nothing. I installed gnome-font-viewer to try it (I know Xubuntu uses Xfce, but nothing worked). So, do anyone know how to install a font in Xubuntu 32-bit? Will I need another kind of font viewer?

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did you manually copy the font into the .fonts of the home folder? –  don.joey Dec 21 '12 at 10:37
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After installing gnome-font-viewer, opening the font with it and clicking 'Install Font' should do the trick for the current user.

Alternatively, you can just copy the fonts to the ~/.fonts directory.

If you want to make the font available system-wide, copy the font files to /usr/share/fonts and then run sudo mkfontdir.

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Thanks to both for your answers. But I tried that and it didn't work. I couldn't install the font. And when I copied the font in the .fonts folder it simple didn't do nothing. I tried different stuff, but nothing worked. I solved this problem from the Software Center, I got into the Fonts section and I typed OCR (the font i was wanting to install) and it appeared only one option. It was what I was looking for. I just installed, then I checked in the Libre Office writer, and the was installed.

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