Installing fonts on Linux for TCC and graphic design

The norms of ABNT specify some sources for developing a document. Arial or Times new romanIt turns out that by default these fonts are not installed on the system (in most cases), and their addition is required. linux-ubuntu-mint-deepin-times-new-roman-arial-mscorefonts-ttf-otf fonts

Adding sources on Linux is a super easy task, some are even available from the official repositories of Ubuntu, Mint, Deepin among other distributions. There is also the possibility to download some website and add manually to the system, so we will demonstrate both ways.

Adding the mscorefonts

At mscorefonts, also known as Microsoft Fonts, the set of fonts commonly used in specifications like ABNT, this package is composed of such fonts:

  • Andale mono
  • Arial black
  • Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Comic Sans MS (Bold)
  • Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Webdings

Via graphic interface

To add Microsoft fonts to your Ubuntu or Deepin For example, you can use both the graphical interface and the terminal. If you choose to install fonts without using the black screen, the package manager program Synaptic, must be installed before. Search your store for Synaptic and install it, right after, search on the following term: ttf-mscorefonts-installer, these are mscorefonts.

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In case of Linux MintYou do not need to install Synaptic as your store can find the font package.

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Via terminal

If you prefer to do the above procedure via terminal, just run the command:

sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Installing other font types

Admittedly, fonts like Arial and Times New Roman are widely used in text documents. And for other situations, such as creating art in GIMP, Inkscape etc? In these cases we can download fonts from websites and add to the system.

There are several ways to proceed, either by literally double-clicking the file to view and then installing it, or by creating a directory in your home if you have multiple fonts.

A great site to get a (almost infinite) range of fonts, the dafont, you can download several files for free. The most common font formats are: TTF and OTF, after downloading, double-click on the font file and the font viewer appears, or right-click, the first option being the program to install fonts on the system. linux-ubuntu-mint-deepin-times-new-roman-arial-mscorefonts-ttf-otf fonts

After opening the all-intuitive font viewer, just click install and wait for the process.

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The very convenient and practical method, but when working with many sources, it is annoying to install one by one, to get around this, create a folder called .fonts in your home folder, and add the files in this directory.

To view hidden folders in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Deepin, click the key combination. CTRL+H and these directories will be visible (in KDE the combination ALT+.) if the folder .fonts does not exist, create it.

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See also this tutorial in video format, if any doubt has occurred.

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