Adding TrueType fonts to CentOS 4

2006-08-28 One-minute read

I use Xfce on all my Linux boxes (Fedora Core and CentOS). To add new TrueType fonts on an Xft-based CentOS 4 system, I did the following:

  1. Create a windows subdir beneath /usr/share/fonts.
  2. Install the *.ttf files into /usr/share/fonts/windows.
  3. As root: fc-cache /usr/share/fonts.
  4. Re-start applications which need the new TrueType fonts.