I've installed 16.04 but I don't see the extra package in Software for getting more fonts, do you know how to install it? Thanks in advance.

  • did you update your system after installing? – Rinzwind Jan 10 '17 at 21:39
  • Yes, it took a while because the image was from 16.04, and not .1, but fonts are the same as before, not as with 14.04 with "extra package". – Roque Jan 10 '17 at 21:40
  • It may be easier to help you if you let us know which kind of fonts you are after. Is it fonts for rendering certain non-latin languages, is it proprietary Microsoft fonts, or...? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jan 10 '17 at 22:02
  • I'm looking after propietary fonts, I am used to them. – Roque Jan 10 '17 at 22:19
  • Then it's probably the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package you want. However, the current Ubuntu version of that package is buggy, so installing via Synaptic might fail. Please see this answer for a solution. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jan 10 '17 at 22:52

Ubuntu Software only shows applications, i.e. basically programs with a graphical UI. Help packages, such as extra fonts, can be installed from a terminal window. If you want a graphical interface to browse all available packages and install those extra fonts you want, you can install Synaptic.

sudo apt install synaptic
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  • Thanks, and how could I install this package for extra fonts with the terminal? – Roque Jan 10 '17 at 21:51
  • @Roque: Via the command I suggested. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jan 10 '17 at 21:52
  • @Roque: Or did I misunderstand your question... Did you ask for a terminal command to install the extra fonts directly? Please note that there is not one package, there are approximately 200-300 different fonts packages... – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jan 10 '17 at 21:55
  • I meant the package to install the fonts directly, but if there are hunders I'll have to install synaptic haha. Thanks. – Roque Jan 10 '17 at 22:11

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