I want to use the new Ubuntu fonts that are default in Maverick in Lucid. Where to get it and how to install it?

  • Have you resolved this issue?
    – pl1nk
    Jun 27, 2012 at 22:38

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The Ubuntu Font Family packages are being inserted into order (still supported) releases of Ubuntu as they are released. As of February 2011, those older releases are:

  • Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid
  • Ubuntu 09.10 Karmic
  • Ubuntu 08.04 LTS Hardy

If you have software updates enabled then you should be able to select the package and install it from the Ubuntu Software Centre or using:

  • sudo apt-get install ttf-ubuntu-font-family

For more details on the process (or to help validate that new releases are suitable for backporting as Stable Release Updates), see:

  • bug #650889 Ubuntu Font Family would be valuable for older releases
  • bug #709980 SRU ubuntu-font-family 0.70.1 for all

Another source is http://font.ubuntu.com/.

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    For Ubuntu-based machines, please use the ttf-ubuntu-font-family packages in the archives. Using the archive means that the package can automatically be updated with new features, bug-fixes, and expanded language/style coverage.
    – sladen
    Feb 18, 2011 at 13:24
  • @sladen You may want to post that as a separate answer, rather than as a comment to this answer. Aug 22, 2012 at 8:44

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