How to install xfce fonts

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How to install xfce fonts
Having access to many types of fonts can make your work more appealing. (spike font image by Adrian Hillman from

XFCE is a Linux graphical user interface. Among the many interfaces available, XFCE is popular because of its adaptability and speed. It is found in many Linux distributions, including Fedora, Ubuntu and Gentoo. Adding fonts into XFCE is just like adding fonts into Gnome or KDS, two other popular graphical user interfaces. Once the fonts are installed, it takes just a few steps to begin using your favourite fonts.

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  1. 1

    Download the desired font or fonts from either the Internet or a CD. Several sites offer free or paid fonts for download, and many store-bought programs also offer fonts. When choosing the font type to download, use fonts that are designed for Microsoft Windows.

  2. 2

    Double-click the "*.zip" file found in your "Downloads" folder to open your default compression utility. Select "Extract" and pick the location to extract the file to (the "Downloads" folder will work for convenience). Choose "OK."

  3. 3

    Double-click on the new ".otf" or ".ttf" file from the folder you extracted the files to--"otf" is an OpenType font and "ttf" is a TrueType font. Select "Install," then "Personal" and "OK" for the system to put the fonts in the correct location for use.

  4. 4

    Open the "XFCE 4 Settings Manager" by right-clicking anywhere in the open desktop and selecting "Settings," then choosing the "Font Selection Dialog." Scroll through the list on the left of the dialogue box to find the font you wish to use. Selecting the font name will show a preview of the font below. Select "OK" when you have the font you want.

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