I would like to test the new Sabayon 5.4 on my PC.Since i love the new ubuntu-font installed by default on Maverick i wonder how can i install it on Sabayon or any other distro.Thank you in advance!

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You can download .tar.gz (source) and .zip (complete font, see Paul's remark below) packages of the Ubuntu font family at font.ubuntu.com.

In most distros you can install fonts per user by copying them into ~/.fonts (or you can use a font manager). To install them system-wide, it might be useful to check the documentation of your distro.

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    Please only use the .zip if downloading directly. The .tar.gz contains source code files which look like complete .ttf files bug which are not. Installing the source code will cause problems on if installed as each file only contains a subset of that used to build the final fonts files (those in the .zip).
    – sladen
    Feb 18, 2011 at 13:27

The ttf-ubuntu-font-family package installs the following font files:


Grab those and haul them over to your other install. Either use the font viewer to install them under your user or whack them in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ under a similar structure to how they were in Ubuntu.

Note: the font is under the Ubuntu Font License. If you're planning on redistributing it, read the license file first:

zcat /usr/share/doc/ttf-ubuntu-font-family/LICENCE-FAQ.txt.gz | less

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