Friday, June 13, 2008

Ubuntu Fonts

Looking for cool fonts for violin labels (the paper tag inside the f-hole of the instrument).

I used the free font 'Adorable' from

Fonts in Ubuntu are much more straightforward than I expected:

  • The config file (don't need to touch) is at /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
  • The system-installed and packaged fonts (don't need to touch) are at /usr/share/fonts/
  • Personal fonts are at /.fonts (inside the home directory in a hidden file).
  • To install new TrueType fonts, save them to the /.fonts folder. To remove them, drag them to the trash. No sudo needed.
  • Restart any program to see the new font.

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