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Ubuntu desktop with 12.04 is about to crash. Installed 13.04 on a new machine, want to transfer Book Antiqua font from old machine to the new one. How do I find it on the old machine? My /usr directory is empty.

My fonts.conf file has these lines:

<!-- Font directory list -->
    <dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir>
    <dir>/usr/x11R6/lib/X11/fonts</dir> <dir>/usr/local/sharefonts</dir>
    <dir>~/.fonts</dir>
<! --

Don't know what this means, but my /usr directory has nothing in it.

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Secret Locations:

The secret locations of your fonts whereabouts are defined in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf.

gedit /etc/fonts/fonts.conf

Standard Locations:

/usr/share/fonts
/usr/local/share/fonts
/home/<username>/.fonts #where <username> is your user name

Note that the .font folder is a hidden folder.

Source: Where Are Fonts Stored / Located In Ubuntu?

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I've found that fonts can be installed for Precise (12.04) and Trusty (14.04) in

~/.local/share/fonts
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