I had "WinFonts" folder in home directory including many true type fonts (.ttf) which I would like to install to be applied for use widely across Ubuntu system and apps. I need help guiding me to make this step?
Installing TTF fonts system wide it's not difficult. You just need to create a directory inside
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/, put there your
*.ttf fonts and then update system font cache with
fc-cache -fv (With the options
-f for Force re-generation of cache files and
-v for Verbose).
Step by step:
Create your custom fonts directory (let's call it
sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/customfonts
sudo cp ~/myfonts/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/customfonts/
Update system font cache:
sudo fc-cache -fv
If you want to add more fonts later, just copy them to your
usr/share/fonts/truetype/customfonts/ directory and update system font cache as above.