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It used to be that you installed sun-java6-fonts, but that package is gone.

What do you install now?

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Just get it from Java.

  • Download the latest version from Java.com
  • Extract it:

    sh jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin
    
  • Find the fonts. In my case they're just sitting in jre1.6.0_30/lib/fonts

  • Install them. You can just double click each font and click install font. Or you could copy them into your local .fonts directory like so:

    mkdir -p ~/.fonts
    cp jre1.6.0_30/lib/fonts/*.ttf ~/.fonts/
    
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The fonts are now in jre1.7.0_21/lib/fonts. I downloaded the "Linux" option from java.com/en/download/manual.jsp?locale=en –  Philip May 3 '13 at 1:54
    
Yeah the exact location is going to change if you use a different version of the JRE. –  Oli May 3 '13 at 7:58
    
Weird: there's just no «Lucida Blackletter». I wanted to set it for a variable types in Emacs, in to my wonder discovered that this font is only in my home Kubuntu. In a job Kubuntu no such… I found this question, so I was wondered that it isn't a defaul font of Kubuntu. And alas: the <jre root dir>/lib/fonts/ have no such a font. –  Hi-Angel Sep 8 at 6:22

Go to Lucida font. They have a section of free Lucida fonts to download.

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Thank you, but it seems none of the links works. –  luispedro Jan 26 '12 at 12:06
    
Sorry, can't do a downvote cuz of reputation. None of the fonts in the link is free. –  Hi-Angel Sep 8 at 6:04
    
Following links you will land on themeworld.com/fonts/indexL9.html where there is link to themeworld.com/cgi-bin/redir.pl/fonts/lucida.zip –  Jakub Narębski Sep 18 at 15:36

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