The ./font in the home directory didn't existed, so I created it manually. I've tried placing .otf/.ttf(or just the whole folder which contains type of font files) to the destination ~/.fonts and then entering this in terminal: fc-cache -fv.
The font-manager or fonts intaller nothing works. They either close unexpectedly, freezes or says "Install Fail".
I wanted to install powerfonts, nerd fonts (ubuntu mono, roboto mono) but I've also tried installing fonts from google fonts. Nothing worked.
I'm using Ubuntu 18.10. I'm a new linux user, please guide me even if I've made mistakes.

  • Install Font Manager: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install font-manager. To install fonts such as Tmes New Roman, Courier new, etc., install the following: $ sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    – Marmayogi
    Mar 17, 2019 at 15:38
  • Thankyou, your comment worked for me. Apr 5, 2019 at 14:34
  • Did you try Tmes New Roman, Courier new, etc.? Are they working @Syed Mushaheed?
    – Marmayogi
    Apr 5, 2019 at 17:12
  • yes they are working now Apr 7, 2019 at 21:16

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I believe fonts are located in usr/share/fonts if i'm not mistaken

  • but why was I not able to install fonts with fonts or font manager? could you help? Mar 17, 2019 at 12:19

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