I have this beautiful mono font https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode that I'd like to use in Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu.
I downloaded the font files (.ttf), I understood that to make a font systemwide available I have to copy it to
/usr/share/fonts, so I sudo-copied those files to
I noticed the premissions after the copy were 750, so I chmoded to 755
Now I go to the Visual Studio Code preferences and tell it I will use "Fira Code", and does nothing. If I change it to "DejaVu Sans Mono" for example, it will use that font.
Doing this, I don't see the fonts in LibreOffice, either.
After this fail, I created a
.fonts directory on my home and copied the .ttf files, same result. (I followed the instructons here: https://itsfoss.com/install-fonts-ubuntu-1404-1410/)
Copying the fonts here, I see them in LibreOffice, but I can't use them in Visual Studio Code
So looks like there most be some kind of "font registry" sort to speak, how do you correctly install font files in Ubuntu?