Installing New Fonts on Fedora

Installing fonts on Fedora is quite simple. First you have to decide if you want the fonts to be available across all users or just yourself. The most common option would be to install it across all users.


  1. Download a font pack from some website. I was able to get a font pack with 1500 fonts in one zip file. Which contained many smaller zip files, each containing a font. You could unzip all of this by navigating to the folder in the terminal and saying “unzip \*.zip” and it would unzip it all for you.
  2. Once that is done you will have plenty of font files and also the readme files that come along with it.
  3. Become a root user by typing in su in the terminal and giving the root user password. Navigate to usr/share/fonts/ and create a folder to put all your new fonts in. I called it “userInstalled”.
  4. Copy all the font files from the place you unziped them to this place. You could do

    “cp <folder path where you unzipped all the font files>/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/userInstalled”

    on the terminal to do this in one shot.

Hope this works out for you. Thanks for reading.


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