A new look at fonts in Ubuntu

I’ve been playing around with fonts in Gutsy recently, so I thought I would document on this blog. As you probably already knew, Microsoft’s TrueType core fonts for the web are available in Ubuntu, in the package msttcorefonts. Just type the following at the command prompt to install:

Just type the following at the command prompt to install:

sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts

Another fonts package that is available through the repos is the package ttf-ubuntu-title. This is the font nice sort of round font, used in Ubuntu’s logo.

sudo aptitude install ttf-ubuntu-title

By installing these two fonts packages, it means that they are available in GIMP, OpenOffice and everywhere else that you can use fonts.

Shiny new fonts on the desktop

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Thanks

I needed some of those fonts, thanks :)