A simple way to install new ttf fonts on linux

Recently, I faced with a typical office problem. I was made to create diplomas layout for my school. Although, I’m not an artistic person, I agreed to do that task.

One thing that I needed was a sophisticated font. More creative than standard “Times New Roman”. So I visited one of that sites with free fonts and found a suitable one. It looks similar to handwriting.

My troubles started when I tried to install it. According to documentation, adding new fonts to X.org is a bit complicated. I could do that, but luckily I didn’t have much time so I look up for a simpler solution. Shortly I discovered in my gentoo OS a folder .fonts. It is located in user’s home directory. I copied there .ttf files and everything ran out of box. For me it’s a nice solution for that problem.

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