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How to add ttf font files to LibreOffice on Linux?

asked 2015-05-16 22:03:26 +0200

HarveyP gravatar image

updated 2015-05-22 09:29:07 +0200

I have a particular ttf file (Binner Gothic) which I once put in 'C://Windows/Fonts' ... but now I use Ubuntu Linux and I can't find an obvious place to put it! '/usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice/' looked good until I saw its contents - just 'opens___.ttf'

Having read the two responses below, I tried each, but neither caused 'Binner Gothic' to appear in the selection dropdown, nor was the font recognised by a document saved with BG. Neither folder existed, and therefore each was empty. Where are the other fonts stored?

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just for fun I've google for binner gothic.ttf download and doubleclick →→install

the file is now in


and after restarting Libre the Font is available under Name binner ... (all this on LinuxMint ( a distribution close to ubuntu ))

karolus gravatar imagekarolus ( 2015-05-22 11:25:13 +0200 )edit

It is important to restart LibreOffice (specially if LibreOffice QuickStarter is enabled)

Ljiljan gravatar imageLjiljan ( 2015-05-25 22:09:24 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-05-16 22:30:04 +0200

karolus gravatar image

move it into /home/<you>/.local/share/fonts/

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This is the correct answer for recent versions of Ubuntu. .fonts has been deprecated for a while, IIRC.

KH gravatar imageKH ( 2017-12-08 05:12:27 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-12-09 01:20:13 +0200

nu-linux-usr gravatar image

I used this link to assist with the installation... it may or may not help you but thought I share.

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answered 2015-05-18 08:27:29 +0200

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The easiest way to do this is to create ".fonts" folder in your home direcoty (eg. /home/your_account_name/.fonts/") and just copy your fonts there.

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answered 2017-12-08 04:10:37 +0200

I have a dual-boot machine. Here's what I did: 1/ Set my Windows drives to auto-mount. I followed the directions at choosing the visual way (GUI). Reboot is required at this point. 2/ I navigated to my windows folder (C:\Windows), and created a link to the fonts folder. I moved that link into my Ubuntu home folder, and renamed the link to .fonts Now all my windows fonts are available in LibreOffice (Ubuntu)

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