Installing a few downloaded fonts is a no brainer in Linux. You can simply download fonts from various online sources for free and install it right away by double-clicking on the font file. 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.

In this guide you will know 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.

Installing TypeCatcher
Installing TypeCatcher

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.

Install Google Fonts - TypeCatcher
Install Google Fonts – TypeCatcher
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Yash Pal
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Thank you very much for the information. Was looking to install Google fonts in my Ubuntu desktop and your explanation came in very handy.