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Adding Additional True Type Fonts

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10


Additional TrueType fonts need to be added to the system for use with applications or graphic desktop.


  1. Login as the root user.  In the GNOME "Computer" menu open the Control Center.  For KDE open the Main menu and look for Tools-->Desktop-->Control Center.
  2. Click on "Look and Feel".
  3. Click on "Fonts".
  4. In the "Font Preferences" screen, click on "Details".
  5. Click on "Go to Fonts Folder". This will open a folder showing all of the installed fonts on the system.
  6. Drag your own .TTF font file into the folder.
As an alternative you can manually copy the .TTF font files to the following directory as a root user:


Then to have the new fonts recognized by the system run the following command as the root user:

SuSEconfig –module fonts


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  • Document ID:3866648
  • Creation Date: 19-Jul-2006
  • Modified Date:06-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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