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How do I add fonts to my Writer

asked 2017-07-18 05:11:59 +0100

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LibreOffice does not have "script" font and I need such font on my LibreWriter.

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Your question has nothing to do with LibreOffice because LibreOffice simply picks fonts installed system-wide, see robbleyd's answer.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-07-18 09:43:41 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-07-18 05:33:05 +0100

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Install the font on your operating system by whatever means it uses. Then close and restart LibreOffice and it should pick up the new font(s).

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and if Libre Office does NOT pick up the new fonts?

Here's what LIbreOffice 6.1 sees of my 100+ fonts: 8 or so fonts total.

ddaniels gravatar imageddaniels ( 2018-10-05 13:40:43 +0100 )edit

answered 2019-12-15 15:02:02 +0100

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updated 2019-12-15 15:05:22 +0100

permission problem! fonts will show up in LibreWriter if permissions on the newly created folders are changed:

# change permissions:
chmod -R ugo+rx /usr/share/fonts/
# now run this:
# build font information cache files
fc-cache -f /usr/share/fonts/

checkout my tutorial here:

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