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Installing Liberation fonts on Linux

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Red Hat recently released a set of free fonts designed to be a metrically-exact replacement for the Microsoft Core TrueType fonts. Installing fonts on Linux, however, has not always been the easiest of tasks so Tectonic dug around a little to make a simple guide to installing these, and other, fonts on most flavours of Linux.

The first thing to do is get you hands on the fonts you want to install. Red Hat's Liberation fonts can be found here. These are TrueType fonts so they will need to be installed in the appropriate folder.

Once downloaded and uncompressed:

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Liberation Fonts - PCLinuxOS

Just to do a post in true Ubuntu style, I'll note that the Liberation fonts are already in the PCLinuxOS repositories.

Wha ... ? Installing TrueType fonts is easy!

1 - Ensure your fonts are tested and stable. No repsonsibility for broken systems.

2 - Copy the TTF files into an existing font folder. You'll need to run File Manager Super User. A good folder is /usr/share/fonts/TTF (in PCLinuxOS - other distros may vary).

3 - Open a terminal as root and type the command:

fc-cache -r

4 - Restart any application that needs the fonts.

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