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Adding fonts to Libreoffice in Ubuntu 13.04(Beta) [closed]

asked 2013-05-10 21:59:06 +0200

Homer gravatar image

updated 2015-08-29 20:50:16 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Was curious how I may add more fonts to Libreoffice using Ubuntu 13.04? Do you have any suggestions which packages are compatible with Libreoffice in the Software Center? When I download/install the chosen font package(s) do I need to create a new folder titled .fonts or is it already created?

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answered 2013-05-10 22:35:42 +0200

carnendil gravatar image

LibreOffice will read all installed fonts in /usr/share/fonts/, which is where fonts packages will be installed by the Software Center (except if it is a LaTeX font package, but that's another history).

Additionally, if you copy/download individual fonts, you can put them in your ~/.fonts/ folder (or double click on the font file and click the button "Install Font" -- see option 2 of this answer), which will make them available only to your user. LibreOffice will find those automatically, too.

If ~/.fonts/ does not exist, you can create it from the file explorer or from command line:

mkdir .fonts
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It seems that ~/.fonts has been deprecated in favor of ~/.local/share/fonts/.

tflutre gravatar imagetflutre ( 2018-04-21 16:53:31 +0200 )edit

On OpenBSD the location is /usr/local/lib/libreoffice/share/fonts/truetype/

FabioM gravatar imageFabioM ( 2018-09-18 19:42:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-05-11 10:59:15 +0200

froz gravatar image

updated 2013-05-11 11:01:11 +0200

If you exchange LibreOffice files with users using Windows then I suggest to install Microsoft core fonts in terminal type in:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

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answered 2013-05-13 13:48:06 +0200

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updated 2013-10-04 19:13:25 +0200

carnendil gravatar image

In addition to what @froz suggested, you find a lot of fonts in several packages:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer edubuntu-fonts ubuntustudio-font-meta ttf-oxygen-font-family ttf-xfree86-nonfree

And of course, as @carnendil said, you can install your fonts into .fonts directory, just create it if it's not there.

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answered 2014-10-30 14:34:55 +0200

sudo apt install ubuntustudio-font-meta
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