2013-01-23

Installing Fonts on Debian

Soo, I was told that the font I use isn't a proper coding font and I should use Source Code Pro. Fine. But if we're already installing fonts, let's download Source Sans Pro aswell. Source Code Pro is obviously for development environments, while Source Sans Pro is meant for user interface usage.
Installing fonts on a GNU/Linux machine is really simple; you just have to move them to a /usr/share/fonts/ folder and update the font cache. Thanks to Linux And Friends for providing me with this solution. Alright, let's begin.
Download the font packages
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/sourcecodepro.adobe/files/SourceCodePro_FontsOnly-1.017.zip && wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/sourcesans.adobe/files/SourceSansPro_FontsOnly-1.038.zip
Extract the files
unzip SourceCodePro_FontsOnly-1.017.zip && unzip SourceSansPro_FontsOnly-1.038.zip
Copy the files to appropriate folders
sudo mv SourceCodePro_FontsOnly-1.017/OTF/ /usr/share/fonts/opentype/SourceCodePro/ && sudo mv SourceCodePro_FontsOnly-1.017/TTF/ /usr/share/fonts/truetype/SourceCodePro/
sudo mv SourceSansPro_FontsOnly-1.038/OTF/ /usr/share/fonts/opentype/SourceSansPro/ && sudo mv SourceSansPro_FontsOnly-1.038/TTF/ /usr/share/fonts/truetype/SourceSansPro/
Force (-f) a rebuild of the font information cache and show what's happening (-v)
sudo fc-cache -fv
And that's all! The fonts are now installed for all users on your system.