Installing Fonts

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Best monospaced font ever is Consolas from Microsoft. It’s installed with the Office 2007/03 Compatibility Pack and with Office 2007. So you’ll need an instance of Windows with Office 2003/07 to get this font, it also comes with Visual Studio I think (as that is what this font was designed for, people looking at code all day)..

I also installed this font in Xubuntu for use as my terminal font.  Doesnt look quite as nice on Linux/Xubuntu as it does on Windows, but it was still the one I liked the most for my terminal.

For TrueType fonts, make a directory and copy the .ttf files:

/usr/share/fonts/truetype/<font_name>

Rebuild the font cache thing:

fc-cache -f -v
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