Installing any kind of fonts is easy in Linux. You can download the fonts from various online sources for free and install it right away by double-clicking on the font file and then click ‘Install’. This method works good for installing few fonts. But if you want to install a bunch of font-family for example Google Fonts pack, it becomes practically inconvenient to download and install each font individually. Therefore, this article on how to install Google Fonts the easiest way using TypeCatcher App!
Install Google Fonts in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS
Elementary OS users must first enable PPA to use apt-get command before following this guide.
STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’. You can use CTRL+ALT+T shortcut to launch it.
STEP 2: Use apt-get command to download and install TypeCatcher. It is a free application that let’s you install fonts in a jiffy.
sudo apt-get install typecatcher
Enter root password to complete installation.
STEP 3: Launch ‘TypeCatcher’ from ‘Applications’ menu or you can simply use typecatcher in command-line.
STEP 4: Select the font from the left pane and click on ‘Download’. The font will be downloaded and installed for you. Unfortunately, there is no multiple selections, you have to install one by one, but at least you have one single interface that downloads the font and installs it in single click. Also no need to search for online sources of fonts.