I installed a TrueType font by running:

$ sudo gnome-font-viewer somefont.ttf

and clicking the "install" button.

I would now like to uninstall that font (as it seems malformed and makes programs crash when used), but I can't find where it has been installed on the filesystem.

If I run the above command again, there is an unclickable "installed" button where the "install" button used to be, but no option to un-install.

In hindsight I should have just put it in ~/.fonts but alas I did not.

I tried using font-manager, which does appear to have a "remove" button, but the font I installed does not appear there. It does appear in Gimp and Inkscape however, which is where it causes problems.


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It turns out even though I ran it as root, it just installed it in $HOME/.local/share/fonts/somefont.ttf (but owned by root), not system-wide (as I had expected).

  • So how do you uninstall? Just rm the file?
    – 0__
    Nov 17, 2021 at 13:16
  • @0__ yeah I think that's what I did. I don't know if it put any metadata elsewhere, but I doubt it
    – pix
    Nov 17, 2021 at 19:41

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