How to add fonts in Fedora

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Text fonts are very basic but still very important customization elements for any user, as it not only allows us to give a personal touch to the Software but it can help us save hundreds of euros or make screen reading easier.

In Fedora it is quite easy to add a text font, a font that any user can use and even install in any version of Fedora, be it the most current or one of the oldest versions.

There are currently two methods for adding fonts in Fedora. The safest method is to install the font from the official repositories. A method that ensures that all computer users have access to that source as well as that the source does not damage the version of Fedora that we have. For it we go to Software and there we choose the category «Add-ons» which will show us a list of Sources. We select the one we want to install, press the install button and that's it. A simple and safe method.

But we may have the font files and want to add them to our Fedora user account. To do this we just have to open Files and press "Control + H" this will show us all the hidden files and folders on our system. A folder called «.fonts» should appear where we have to paste the files of the fonts that we want to add. If we don't have this folder in Fedora, we can create it (with the dot included) and then copy the font files there.

Once we have done this, we open a terminal and type the following:

fc-cache

which will rebuild all the system memories and include the new font or fonts that we have added. The process is simple and will allow our Fedora to have fonts for people with dyslexia or ink saving fonts in our printer when we print documents.


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