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Recently I have been messing with gnome-terminal to make it look more appealing. I tried using installed fonts that were in my ~/.fonts folder (installed with Font Viewer) but when I edit the gnome-terminal profile, the installed font doesn't show up.

The font that I am trying to use is, and every other program that allows font changing works, as well as it being intstalled globally.

Am I installing them wrong, or is there a certian place they need to be?

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What worked for me is putting the font files in ~/.local/share/fonts and then running,

$ sudo fc-cache -vf ~/.local/share/fonts

The fonts in ~/.local/share/fonts are available for all apps now.

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Updating your font cache might solve the issue. Try to run the following command:

fc-cache -vf ~/.fonts
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Just did again, still not working. – Mobo Oct 20 '13 at 19:22
There is probably a better way, but what worked for me was moving the fonts to the default location on /usr/share/fonts and them update the cache again. – evandromr Jun 6 '15 at 7:05

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