Hello and thank you for your help. I need to install many fonts. Currently, the only way I know is to click on each one, and hit "install" when "Font Viewer" opened them, hit "system" button, and enter my password. It is a long, and time-wasting process. I need to know: 1. Is there any command that I can batch install my fonts? 2. If not, is there any graphical program that does the job? 3. Is there any way that I can just copy my fonts to some directory? (I don't know where the fonts are installed) Thanks again

  • If you don't need them to be available for other users, just create a local directory ~/.fonts and drag all fonts at once into the directory. Dec 14, 2014 at 8:48
  • Thanks Jacob Vlijm for your answer. There's no other user; It's just me and root (myself!) And I need them in both modes.
    – user244881
    Dec 14, 2014 at 14:17

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KDE Font Management

KDE System Settings > Font Management

The KDE System Settings has a search:

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Font Management - click the 'Add' button and pick the wanted fonts (.tff)

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The KDE Font Manager has the handbook - The 'Help' button

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or from the net: https://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kde-workspace/kcontrol/fontinst/index.html

  • Wow! I can't imagine any easier way. Thank you. Still one question: Is there any command to run in terminal that does batch font installation? Thanks again.
    – user244881
    Dec 14, 2014 at 14:20

The quickest way to batch install fonts for use by your user is to copy the font files to the ~/.fonts directory in your user's home directory.

$ cp *.ttf ~/.fonts/

If the fonts are to be available to other users on the system including the root user, then as root copy the font files to the /usr/share/fonts/ directory.

$ sudo cp *.ttf /usr/share/fonts/

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