Installing fonts in Fedora

Just a note to self…  To install fonts (in this example, the Arial family) on a Fedora system:

  1. Log in as root
  2. Change to the font storage directory:
    cd /usr/share/fonts
  3. Create a subdirectory to hold the Arial family of fonts:
    mkdir arial
  4. Copy the Arial fonts into that directory.
  5. Make the font files accessible systemwide:
    chmod 0775 -R arial
  6. Run fc-cache on the new directory to cache the new fonts:
    fc-cache arial

That should be it…

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