Mass Installing Fonts on Ubuntu 18.04

To install fonts on Ubuntu 18.04, you first find the font file in the file manager. Then you would double click the font file which opens the font viewer that shows a preview of the font. Then you would click the install button. This is great when you occasionally install a new font.

What happens if you have a lot of fonts to install? Opening each font in the font viewer to install is going to take forever.

Luckily for us, Ubuntu has a built in shortcut. All you need to do is to go do your home directory and create a hidden folder called fonts. Then you put all the font files in the hidden folder.

Below is the terminal command to make a hidden folder. Hidden folders have a period (.) as the first character in the folder name. The shortcut to your home folder is ~.

mkdir ~/.fonts

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