Installing New Fonts on Ubuntu Server

I had some new fonts to install on our test server that runs Ubuntu server. Pretty simple really, just noting it down here for next time:

  • Upload/ssh the font(s) to your home folder on the server
  • Copy font to the system fonts folder, this way it can be used by all users on the system
    sudo cp -R ~/trade-gothic /usr/share/fonts/truetype/    
  • Check permissions
    sudo chmod 755 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/trade-gothic/
  • Install the fonts so applications can use them
    sudo fc-cache -f -v