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Ubuntu Absolutely Art of The Fonts

Posted by geekubuntu on February 5, 2009






Ubuntu offers a lot of fonts, in addition to the defaults installed, and the MicroSoft msttcorefonts package,
in its repositories. All these fonts mentioned here are provided as
packages, which can easily installed using command line tools like
apt-get or using Synaptic. These fonts will come in handy for designing
flyers, or for designing headers and graphics for the web using the
Gimp. Also, some of these fonts are pretty commonly used to render
pages, like Lucida.

It can be installed using:

$sudo apt-get install ttf-gentium ttf-dustin ttf-georgewilliams
ttf-sjfonts sun-java6-fonts ttf-larabie-deco ttf-larabie-straight

These fonts should together provide enough gunpowder for the novice
graphic designer in Ubuntu. If you are wondering how I took the sample
screenshots, the answer is gnome-specimen, which provides an easy way
to preview the fonts installed on your system. It can be installed

$sudo apt-get install gnome-specimen

To see more free fonts that are available for Linux systems, visit the Free Font Resources for Open Source OSes


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