How can I download and install the Roboto Mono font on Ubuntu?

This is the font I am referring to:


It is a monospaced version of the Roboto fonts.

The above page does not have a download link, and the fonts-roboto package only contains the proportional Roboto fonts, so I cannot use this duplicate here...

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    That's two questions: How to use the Google Fonts website (which seems off-topic here and easy enough to learn from Google), and How to Install Fonts (which is already answered).
    – user535733
    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:41
  • @user535733, you answered my question. (I thought there might be a ppa or deb package I could use, but I can download and install manually).
    – Enterprise
    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:34
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    If you want to install Roboto and not Roboto Mono, see this question
    – user677955
    Sep 7, 2019 at 3:16

3 Answers 3


Download the .ttf files from the official Roboto Mono git repository and put them in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/robotomono with this command:

sudo wget --content-disposition -P /usr/share/fonts/truetype/robotomono https://github.com/googlefonts/RobotoMono/tree/main/fonts/ttf/RobotoMono-{Bold,BoldItalic,Italic,Light,LightItalic,Medium,MediumItalic,Regular,Thin,ThinItalic}.ttf?raw=true

--content-disposition is to accept the file name from github.com (otherwise the files would have .ttf?raw=true at the end, instead of just .ttf) and -P is to tell wget which directory to save the results (the directory and any sub-directories you need to create will be created automatically)

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    it's a good one - I can see the font with fc-cache , but XFCE-terminal4 doesn't want to see it ! :D
    – wuxmedia
    Oct 12, 2019 at 18:31
  • the answer is somekind beginer-friendly but I really like your answer, so fast (Y)
    – Luke
    Sep 24, 2020 at 3:23
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    @Luke the real answer would be to contribute an install script to Debian, so then people could just do sudo apt install fonts-roboto-mono
    – user677955
    Sep 24, 2020 at 4:20

Go to this link and click on SELECT THIS FONT. Then a dialog box appears from bottom of the page. Click on that dialog box and then hover on Download icon in the top-right corner of that dialog box. It will open a small dialog box in which you get the following options(links) :-

Use SkyFonts and Download

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Click on Download option. It downloads a file named Roboto_Mono.zip. Go to your Downloads folder and extract that zip file. It will create a folder named Roboto_Mono. Open this folder. Inside it, you will find different .ttf files.

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Click on each of them(one-by-one) to open it in Font Viewer and then click on Install button in the top-right corner.

Following this procedure, you will have Roboto Mono installed on your Ubuntu system.


This should do: apt-get install fonts-roboto

Another command for some other fonts of interest:

apt-get install fonts-lato fonts-open-sans fonts-roboto fonts-mononoki

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    At least in Ubuntu 20.04, the fonts-roboto package doesn't contain the monospace variant, so this answer doesn't do what the OP wants. Aug 3, 2022 at 20:34

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