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Install a nerd font on ubuntu

1.) Download a Nerd Font

2.) Unzip and copy to ~/.fonts

3.) Run the command fc-cache -fv to manually rebuild the font cache

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@adibdz adibdz commented Dec 30, 2018

Thank you !!

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@Tanaka-Suzuki Tanaka-Suzuki commented Nov 28, 2019

thanks

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@skyghis skyghis commented Dec 1, 2019

Thanks.

BTW, It is possible to use ~/.local/share/fonts instead of ~/.fonts.

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@t0gu t0gu commented May 17, 2020

1 - just copy the bash script bellow and save with [yourname].sh

#/bin/bash
# install DroidSansMono Nerd Font --> u can choose another at: https://www.nerdfonts.com/font-downloads
echo "[-] Download fonts [-]"
echo "https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/releases/download/v2.1.0/DroidSansMono.zip"
wget https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/releases/download/v2.1.0/DroidSansMono.zip
unzip DroidSansMono.zip -d ~/.fonts
fc-cache -fv
echo "done!"

2 - Open a terminal and execute the scritpt with:

bash [yourname].sh
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@LinuxIsCool LinuxIsCool commented Jun 7, 2020

Thanks.

BTW, It is possible to use ~/.local/share/fonts instead of ~/.fonts.

Yes on newer versions of ubuntu according to: https://askubuntu.com/questions/3697/how-do-i-install-fonts?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=google_rich_qa&utm_campaign=google_rich_qa

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@aid95 aid95 commented Sep 17, 2020

thx XD

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@vadviktor vadviktor commented Jan 18, 2021

You may want to exclude Windows related versions of the fonts.

Here is my Ansible task to give a hint:

---
- name: Update from git
  ansible.builtin.git:
    repo: "https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts.git"
    dest: "{{ ansible_env.HOME }}/src/ikon/nerd-fonts"
    depth: 1
    force: yes

- name: Select fonts to install
  ansible.builtin.find:
    recurse: yes
    use_regex: yes
    paths: "{{ ansible_env.HOME }}/src/ikon/nerd-fonts/patched-fonts"
    patterns:
      - '^.*?((?!Windows).)*?\.ttf$'
  register: fonts_to_install

#- debug: var=fonts_to_install

- ansible.builtin.copy:
    dest: "{{ ansible_env.HOME }}/.local/share/fonts/{{ item.path | basename }}"
    src: "{{ item.path }}"
    remote_src: yes
  loop: "{{ fonts_to_install.files }}"
  notify:
    - update font cache
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@smac89 smac89 commented Feb 20, 2021

If you prefer not to checkout too many files from the repo, just use svn to download the folder you want. For example, I just needed Meslo L-DZ Regular, so I did the following:

svn co --depth=empty https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts.git/trunk nerd-fonts
cd nerd-fonts
svn up patched-fonts --depth=empty
svn up patched-fonts/Meslo --depth=empty
svn up patched-fonts/Meslo/L-DZ --depth=empty
svn up patched-fonts/Meslo/L-DZ/Regular --depth=empty
svn up patched-fonts/Meslo/L-DZ/Regular/complete --depth=files

Admittedly a bit repetitive, but depending on your internet connection you would have spent more time achieving the same results with git. You could also decide to write a script for this if you deem it necessary.

All you need to do to keep it up to date is (from the root of the repo):

svn up
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@hreinn91 hreinn91 commented May 19, 2021

I ended up using nerdfonts too:

font pango: MesloLGS NF Regular 10

I basically did this to install the fonts: https://gist.github.com/matthewjberger/7dd7e079f282f8138a9dc3b045ebefa0
Downloaded the fonts and placed them in ~/.fonts

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@ifthenelse ifthenelse commented May 23, 2021

On Debian:
/usr/local/share/fonts/ to install fonts system-wide
~/.local/share/fonts/ or ~/.fonts to install fonts just for the current user

So, this is what I did to install Meslo Nerd font on Raspberry Pi OS:

$ sudo apt install fontconfig
$ cd ~
$ wget https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/releases/download/v2.1.0/Meslo.zip
$ mkdir -p .local/share/fonts
$ unzip Meslo.zip -d .local/share/fonts
$ cd .local/share/fonts
$ rm *Windows*
$ cd ~
$ rm Meslo.zip
$ fc-cache -fv
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