I need to install some truetype fonts on my system, in order to make them available to some old style app (tgif).

I created a new dir in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/mynewfont, copied my TTF files inside, ran mkfontdir and mkfontscale, ran xset fp rehash and fc-cache -fv, but still the new font is not showing up in xlsfonts.

What else can I do? thanks

  • forgot to mention I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 – maxxer Dec 27 '12 at 20:46

Did you use xset fp+ /usr/share/fonts/truetype/mynewfont to add the directory to the font path? (That only lasts for the life of the current X session though, doesn't permanently add the font paths.)


Why you don't use font installer applications like Font Manager ?

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