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

Tahoma is not included with the mscorefonts. Here's how to add it. Tahoma:
cd ~/Downloads
wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/ie6sp1/finrel/6_sp1/W98NT42KMeXP/EN-US/IELPKTH.CAB
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
rm -f IELPKTH.CAB

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

Comments

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 (http://www.ms-studio.com/FontSales/anonymouspro.html) a nice antialiased monospace font
- Dina (http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Jibz/Dina/) a crisp bitmap font, good for very small sizes
- Gohufont (http://font.gohu.org/) another bitmap font which looks good at both small and big sizes
- Monofur (http://eurofurence.net/monofur.html) if you are feeling brave and want to try something new :P

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