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I have some external fonts called Eaglefeather (Frank Lloyd Wright fonts) and I want to install them on to my Linux machine running Linux Mint 7 (Ubuntu based). I can't seem to get them to install which looks to me like just copying them to the /usr/local/share/fonts directory.

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Did you really pay $19.95 for that font? – Lucas McCoy Sep 13 '09 at 4:22
If the font is a Truetype .ttf file then copying to a system fonts directory or your ~/.fonts should suffice. Other font types may be different. For example, an Opentype font may work with some programs but may not work with all (especially if it's a .otf file). Some programs will find it more easily if fc-cache is re-run and the application restarted. – mas Sep 13 '09 at 8:05

Create a folder in your home directory (ie. ~) called .fonts and paste all fonts there.

This should work since it's ubuntu based but I'm not 100% sure.

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and then don't forget to 'xset fp rehash' (telling the font-cache to reread all available fonts), after that your apps should find the new font. – akira Sep 27 '09 at 5:24
this works but only installs the fonts for that user. to make it a system-wide installation, use /usr/local/share/fonts. – quack quixote Oct 11 '09 at 15:37

Starting in Linux Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10), there is an integrated font installer, which I describe in my blog post here: Font installer

Any chance you could upgrade? It would make font installing easier.

If not, check out this Youtube video on how to install fonts in Linux Mint 7:

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