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Although there is supposed to be a monospace font in the family, the default package doesn't come with it. I tried getting ttf-ubuntu-monospace but there aren't any packages with that name. How/where can I get the monospace font?

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Ubuntu Monospace comes preinstalled with Ubuntu 11.10 and it is the default terminal font.

If you want to install it on non-Ubuntu or pre-11.10 machines, download it from!

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If you register and get approved by this group: then you can get the private PPA for using this font! ;)

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The Ubuntu monospace fonts have been released since this question was asked:

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They also come with Ubuntu 11.10, and in fact Ubuntu Mono 13 is the new default terminal font. – Christopher Kyle Horton Oct 18 '11 at 20:45

No it's regular, italic, bold and bold italic at the moment. That's it.

At the moment, this is not. I will leave the author of this post to update if he wishes.

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Ubuntu is available in Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic; and Ubuntu Mono (when it is ready for wider testing) will also be available in Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold-Italic. In addition there are Ubuntu Light (plus Medium) and Ubuntu Condensed versions in development. – sladen Feb 18 '11 at 13:18
@Oli This is out of date now :) – 8128 Oct 27 '11 at 14:23

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