Adding New Fonts

For full details on adding new fonts see here.

Copy a new TrueType fonts (*.ttf) font file in the directory /usr/share/fonts (for all users) or ~/.fonts (for a specific user, e.g. /home/pi/.fonts  – create the directory if necessary and note the dot').

You can test the new fonts are then available using Leafpad

List Installed Fonts



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  1. Kyle Flores

    5 years ago

    Doesnt work permission denied
    How to fix?

    1. forloop

      2 years ago

      use terminal command.
      $ sudo cp aaa/bbb.ttf /usr/share/fonts

  2. Kevin Huang

    2 years ago

    This works for me:
    1. Download ubuntu fonts and extract to *.ttf
    2. sudo cp ubuntu*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-liberation


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