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[manjaro] install a new TTF font

I found a nice TTF font at https://github.com/chrissimpkins/Hack (reddit discussion here). How to install it?

Download the .ttf version and copy them to the /usr/share/fonts/TTF folder. Then update the font cache:

root$ fc-cache && mkfontscale && mkfontdir

I wanted to try it in Yakuake but first I had to restart Yakuake. Then this font appeared in the font list.

Other nice fonts for coding IMO: Consolas.

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  1. msx
    August 31, 2015 at 17:58


    You can put all your fonts in ~/.fonts, then do an fc-cache ($ fc-cache –help for all the flags).

    Of course this way they wouldn’t be installed systemwide – thus available for all system users – but again you don’t need to have administrative rights to add fonts to the current users.

    Note that you still need to close and open again any running application in order for them be able to use the new fonts.

    • September 1, 2015 at 07:11

      Thanks, I didn’t know about ~/.fonts.

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