Useful Fonts for Linux

I'm on a mission here to write personal reminders for linux installations... My latest collection of monospaced (and not only) fonts can be installed from the command line by typing the following:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

(Note: do not attempt to run this through the software manager - it has to be executed from the command line as it displays a EULA that needs to be accepted)

sudo apt-get install fonts-ubuntu-font-family-console
sudo apt-get install fonts-inconsolata
sudo apt-get install ttf-ubuntu-font-family
sudo apt-get install xfonts-terminus


Tahoma is not included with the mscorefonts. Here's how to add it. Tahoma:
cd ~/Downloads
cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB
sudo mv -f tahoma*ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/
sudo chmod 644 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/tahoma*
sudo fc-cache -v

Hope to be adding to this list - please feel free to send me your suggestions.

Finally, lest not forget installing the ever so useful font manager:

sudo apt-get install font-manager


kaoss said…
You already mentioned Terminus and Ubuntu Mono, which are my top choices at the moment, but here are a few other interesting monospace font that I suggest to check out:
- Anonymous Pro ( a nice antialiased monospace font
- Dina ( a crisp bitmap font, good for very small sizes
- Gohufont ( another bitmap font which looks good at both small and big sizes
- Monofur ( if you are feeling brave and want to try something new :P

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