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While search across various fonts, I liked Ubuntu font and would like to set it up as default font for my thunderbird mail client. From Ubuntu size it allows me to download the zip file, however, not sure how to install it in thunderbird.

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closed as off topic by Tom Brossman, Eliah Kagan, hhlp, Anwar Shah, Takkat Jan 25 '13 at 20:39

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The Ubuntu font is already installed on your machine if you are using Ubuntu. Edit > Preferences > Display > Formatting > Fonts > Default font. What is your OS? –  Tom Brossman Jan 24 '13 at 18:40
I want it for Ubuntu and Fedora –  chandank Jan 24 '13 at 19:50
This is definitely off-topic then. The Ubuntu font is already part of the standard Ubuntu install. Adding it to a Fedora needs to be asked in a Fedora forum. –  Tom Brossman Jan 24 '13 at 22:58
I have updated my question and removed the fedora stuff as I have changed my destro. Could you please open my question. –  chandank Apr 23 '14 at 15:58
Welcome back! What OS are you using now? The Ubuntu font comes with Ubuntu by default, so there is no need to install it. That means your question should probably remain closed. If you still feel it should be re-opened please read this help page for how to proceed. –  Tom Brossman Apr 24 '14 at 16:30

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Go into the Thunderbird Preferences, select the Display Tab, then select your default font you want to use. So in this case you should be able to find the Ubuntu font in the drop-down menu.

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I want it on both Ubuntu and Fedora –  chandank Jan 24 '13 at 19:48

According to the Fedora docs,

To add fonts system-wide, copy the new fonts into the /usr/share/fonts/ directory. It is a good idea to create a new subdirectory, such as local/ or similar, to help distinguish between user-installed and default fonts.

Once you've added any downloaded font to your system, you can select it in Thunderbird using the same method you use on Ubuntu: Edit > Preferences > Display > Formatting > Fonts > Default font

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