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

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!