Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How to install fonts (.ttf) on CentOS for an individual user

CentOS offical Documents here:

1.To add fonts system-wide, copy the new fonts into the /usr/share/fonts/ directory. It is a
good idea to create a new subdirectory, such as local/ or similar, to help distinguish between user-installed and default fonts.

To add fonts for an individual user, copy the new fonts into the .fonts/ directory in the user's home directory.

2.Use the fc-cache command to update the font information cache, as in the following example:


In this command, replace with the directory containing the new fonts (either /usr/share/fonts/local/ or /home//.fonts/).

For Example:

I only have a normal user
To read Chinese from Firefox:

# mkdir ~/.fonts
upload wqy-microhei.ttf to ~/.fonts
# fc-cache ./.fonts

Start Firefox and enjoy.

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