How can I install multiple fonts (like 40-50) at once? Do I have to do it manually or is there any option to add them once?

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To install them for all users, you need root access.

I'm going to assume the fonts are saved in your Downloads folder, in another folder called "fonts".

sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/fonts/* /usr/share/fonts/truetype/

Then a restart and you should have your font.

  • You shouldn't modify stuff under /usr outside /usr/local, that conflicts with the package manager. Doesn't /usr/local/share/fonts work (I don't have elementary around to make sure)? And do you actually need to restart your session to use the new fonts? Jul 1, 2015 at 19:00

Create a .font folder in home if it doesn't exists and copy all your fonts on the .font folder.

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    These will only be available to the current user. A perfect answer would list install options for both the current user, and the whole system, as well as listing the downsides of installing too many fonts.
    – Lewis Goddard
    Jul 1, 2015 at 8:23

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