Install windows TTF

Expert Author DiDi L.
The technical definition of a font is a complete character set of a single size and style. Most fonts are in truetype format, or TTF. If you use the Ubuntu operating system, it may be difficult to install TTF fonts on your computer because they were designed to be used on Windows operating systems.
Although you can install TTF fonts on your Ubuntu operating system manually, you will have to do it over and over again every time you want to install a new TTF font, which can become very tedious. You can, however, automate the process of installing TTF fonts on your Ubuntu system. Here are two step-by-step tutorials that will walk you through the installation process.

How to Install Windows TTF Fonts Automatically :

1. Download a TrueType font, which will have the.ttf file extension.

2. Extract the archive using the terminal. You can open the terminal by clicking the Applications button located at the top of the screen.

3. Click on Accessories and then Terminal in the dropdown menu that opens.

4. Enter the following command to extract the archive once the terminal is open:

sudo cp ttfinstall /bin/
Using Windows TTF Fonts
The program should be in your system and you can now install the fonts. Let's say you wanted to install a font like samplefont.ttf, which is located in the Downloads folder in the home directory. To do this, you will need to enter this command into the terminal:
cd ~/Downloads/sudo ttfinstall samplefont.ttf
Once you are done, the Windows truetype fonts will be ready to use.
How to Install Using the Thunar File Manager
If you use the Thunar file browser on your Ubuntu system, you can add an option in the file's context menu that will install the font for you. This allows you to install fonts without having to use the terminal. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Right-click the font and select Install.
2. Open the Thunar File Manager and then click Edit.
3. Select Configure Custom Actions. Add a new action and name it "Install this font."
4. Add a description for the option, if you choose to. Under command, write
gksu ttfinstall %n
5. Go to the Appearance Conditions tab and write *.ttf for the File Pattern.
6. Uncheck the option labeled Text Files. Check the option for Other files.
7. Click OK, which will close the window.

DiDi is a freelance writer based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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