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Couldn't find it in Synaptic nor in help.ubuntu

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Frutiger isn't a free font and so (as far as I know) isn't included in any Ubuntu packages, nor can you use ttf-mscorefonts-installer (which johanvdw alluded to) to install it.

If you can get your hands on a copy of the font, installing it is really easy. If only you want to use it, just copy the files (they'll usually be .ttf or .otf files) into the .fonts folder in your home directory. If the folder doesn't exist yet, just go ahead and create it. Or just follow these directions:

If you have multiple accounts on your computer and want everybody to be able to use the font, you'll need to copy the files to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/. You'll probably need root privileges to do this (try running sudo nautilus).

Alternatively, you might want to try Bitstream Vera; it's a high-quality free font, very similar to Frutiger. Just install the ttf-bitstream-vera package.

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You are correct, I thought it was part of msttcorefonts, which is not the case. – johanvdw Sep 18 '11 at 7:44
No problem! I was going to leave you a comment to say so, but I didn't have the ability to do so until now :P – Josh Sep 18 '11 at 9:53
OK found a copy and installed it, no problem – Ghost Oct 9 '11 at 1:04
Awesome! Glad to hear it. :) – Josh Oct 9 '11 at 16:16

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