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How to install configure unicode font

How to Install and configure Unicode TrueType fonts in Linux?

Uncompress the downloaded font archive to a directory and add it to the font path, a list of directories containing fonts:

1. Uncompress the archive
 # tar xvzf utf8.tar.gz
or
 # tar xvjf arial.tar.bz2

2. Create a directory for new fonts
 # mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype

3. Move the uncompressed font files to the new font directory
 # mv *.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype

4. Navigate to the font directory
 # cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype

5. Create fonts.scale and fonts.dir
 # mkfontscale && mkfontdir
 # fc-cache

6. Add the new font directory to the X11 font path
 # chkfontpath --add /usr/share/fonts/truetype

7. Restart X font server
 # /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart 
The above steps can also be follows to install other fonts in linux operating system. Unless like other OS, linux also supports the feature of installing other fonts in linux operating system.

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