I'm on 16.04 running the
i3 window manager.
I recently installed the inconsolata font using:
$ sudo apt-get install fonts-inconsolata
I updated the cache:
$ sudo fc-cache -fv
The font appears to be installed:
$ fc-list | grep -i inconsol /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata/Inconsolata.otf: Inconsolata:style=Medium
Yet, when I try to use in my terminal (by trying to set the font from the terminal's menu options Edit and then "Profile Preferences", it is not listed among the available fonts.
I've also launched the Unity tweak tool using:
… and I was able to set "inconsolata medium" as the "monospace font" but nothing changed. It's not really clear to me how the monospace font configured in the Unity tweak tool relates to the font used in the terminal, but like I said, nothing changed.
Finally, as another data point, here's what I see under
$ find /usr/share/fonts | grep -i incons /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata/Inconsolata.otf
Based on a suggestion, I got the
.ttf version from Google fonts and installed it in my system (and updated the fonts cache too). So now I see:
$ find /usr/share/fonts | grep -i incons /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata/Inconsolata.otf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata/Inconsolata-Regular.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata/Inconsolata-Bold.ttf
$ fc-list | grep -i incons /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata/Inconsolata-Bold.ttf: Inconsolata:style=Bold /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata/Inconsolata-Regular.ttf: Inconsolata:style=Regular /usr/share/fonts/truetype/inconsolata/Inconsolata.otf: Inconsolata:style=Medium
The situation remains the same: I can't select "inconsolata" in my terminal's profile preferences.