Monday, January 18, 2010

Ubuntu 9.10's integrated font installer

TrueType Font fans, rejoice! Ubuntu 9.10 has an integrated font installer which is quite easy to use. I'll give you a quick overview of how it works.

First, find someplace on the Internet that is giving away free fonts. In this case, I'm using Halloweenfonts.com:


In this case, fonts are stored inside of zip files. Open the zip file with Archive Manager.


When the TTF file appears, double-click it.


After double-clicking the TTF font, the Ubuntu font installer should come up automatically. Click "Install Font":



The font should now be installed:


Start up a program such as OpenOffice to verify that the font has been properly added:


Now, use your new font! Enjoy!