(resolved)Inkscape fonts


I’m looking for help regarding installing fonts in Inkscape. I would like an Art Deco font or one that is similar to ‘Park Lane’ in Windows.

Any ideas?


If you mean this font:

or one of these:

Download it … unpack it … and put the extracted font in the hidden .fonts directory in your Home directory (~/.fonts)
(If the ~/.fonts directory doesn’t already exist, create it)

Then update the font cache with:

fc-cache -fv

now restart Inkscape, and the font should be available :slight_smile:

The above instructions will only make the font available to the current user … if you want it system wide (available to ALL users), put the extracted font in:-
and run

sudo fc-cache -fv


There’s nothing stopping you copying your windows fonts to one of those directories, then updating the font cache :wink:

Or if you want a few hundred fonts installing in one go … run:

sudo apt-get install fonts-cantarell lmodern ttf-aenigma ttf-georgewilliams ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-sjfonts ttf-tuffy tv-fonts

Still want more:

sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-font-meta

BE AWARE, that mata-package will pull in a LOT of stuff … including some bits for programs and languages you might not need/want

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Thanks for your advice
I will try your suggestions.

I dont have a .fonts folder just a .fontsconfig

Ubuntu 12.04

mkdir ~/.fonts

You do now :wink:

Thanks for your help they work a treat. :slight_smile:

You’re welcome :slight_smile: