Installing Fonts on Linux

One of the things I always enjoy when creating presentations, letters, videos, graphics and other documents is playing with different fonts. Fonts can change a boring text-only presentation or paper into an exciting, stylish, wild or classic experience. Yes, it is very easy to get carried away, but that is part of the fun -- trying to achieve the perfect balance between form and function.

During my computer-using years, I have collected quite a few fonts. Some were included with clip-art packages I purchased over the years, some came pre-installed on computers I used to own, others were downloaded from Web sites and so on.

You might have a similar collection of fonts. Or, maybe you have only a few that you really, really like. Thankfully, Linux has no problem with your Windows TrueType and OpenType fonts, and installing them is simple.