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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/x11R6/lib/X11/fonts</dir> <dir>/usr/local/sharefonts</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:

/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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Additionally to above: /home/<username>/.local/share/fonts – Rael Gugelmin Cunha yesterday

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

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Now this is really surprising! This location is definitely not in my /etc/fonts/fonts.conf and even so all fonts I installed using Ubuntu's font viewer ended up there. – Chuim Feb 16 at 10:55
Not "can", they "are" installed there when using the Font Viewer to install them. I am already spending hours on finding this location to get rid of a font. Pretty dull. – mondjunge Jun 2 at 12:18
This doesn't actually work on 12.04. Use ~/.fonts instead. – Caleb Jul 1 at 5:45

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