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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to install Extra Fonts?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to add extra repositories?
  3. sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-arabic
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-asian
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-chinese
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-chinese-big
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-european
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-japanese
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-japanese-big
    sudo apt-get install xfonts-intl-phonetic
    sudo apt-get install gsfonts-x11
    sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
    sudo fc-cache -f -v
    sudo cp /etc/fonts/local.conf /etc/fonts/local.conf_backup
    sudo gedit /etc/fonts/local.conf
  4. Find this section
    ...
    <!-- Uncomment below to enable the freetype autohinter module -->
    <!--
      <match target="font">
        <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
          <bool>true</bool>
        </edit>
      </match>
    -->
    ...
  5. Replace with the following lines
      <match target="font">
        <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
          <bool>true</bool>
        </edit>
      </match>
  6. Save the edited file (sample)
  7. Read How to restart GNOME without rebooting computer?
The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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