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Is there a font-package the Ubuntu ships out that has more fonts?

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Yes, you can have Windows TrueType fonts through Ubuntu Restricted Extras (Package that installs beyond fonts, flash, java and audio and video codecs) and TrueType Microsoft fonts Installer, to get them type the following in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras ttf-mscorefonts-installer
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ubuntu-restricted-extras will pull in much more stuff than just fonts. –  gertvdijk Dec 31 '12 at 1:22
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Although anything there will harm his system and he will get his fonts... although it's always good to him to know about it. –  Rodrigo Martins Dec 31 '12 at 1:25
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Yes.

In a terminal...

apt-cache search font

will yield all results. Or...

apt-cache search font | grep ttf

will yield a list of TrueType fonts. You could save the output to a file to examine it:

apt-cache search font | grep ttf > ttf_font_packages

If you wanted 465 free TTF fonts in the ttf-aenigma package and the tuffy font after reading the output, then:

sudo apt-get install ttf-aenigma ttf-tuffy

Aside from packages, you can create a directory for your own fonts.

cd
mkdir .fonts

Then, drop as many fonts as you like into that directory (~/.fonts). You've also got some graphical software selection tools available if you do not like the terminal.

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