I need to install the "NimbusSanL-Regu" font in Ubuntu 18.04 using cmd. I will try with sudo apt-get install fonts-Nimbus or other command but it is not working for me.


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I think it's provided by the gsfonts package in the Ubuntu archive.

sudo apt install gsfonts

On my machine I see these Nimbus fonts:

$ fc-match -a | grep -i nimbus
n019003l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Regular"
n019043l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Regular Condensed"
n019004l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Bold"
n019044l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Bold Condensed"
n019023l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Regular Italic"
n019063l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Regular Condensed Italic"
n019024l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Bold Italic"
n019064l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Bold Condensed Italic"
n021003l.pfb: "Nimbus Roman No9 L" "Regular"
n022003l.pfb: "Nimbus Mono L" "Regular"
n021004l.pfb: "Nimbus Roman No9 L" "Medium"
n022004l.pfb: "Nimbus Mono L" "Bold"
n021023l.pfb: "Nimbus Roman No9 L" "Regular Italic"
n021024l.pfb: "Nimbus Roman No9 L" "Medium Italic"
n022023l.pfb: "Nimbus Mono L" "Regular Oblique"
n022024l.pfb: "Nimbus Mono L" "Bold Oblique"

That font is included in the gsfonts package. You can install it like this:

sudo apt install gsfonts

If you don't want to install that package, you can download the font from ttfonts.net. Execute this in a terminal:

wget --no-check-certificate "http://ttfonts.net/sfonts/2/27260_NimbusSanL.ttf"
gnome-font-viewer 27260_NimbusSanL.ttf

Then click 'Install'.

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