This specification covers a simple way to add fonts to Ubuntu using a simple GUI.


Currently the only way to add a font as a user is to create (if not already in existence ) a ~/.fonts folder and to put your fonts in there. This is not immediately obvious, and such a directory is hidden by default.

Adding a system font is very difficult without terminal usage.

Use Cases


The following considerations should be kept in mind:

* The user should not have to open a terminal * PolicyKit should be used to add system fonts * Separation should be kept between user and system fonts

Implementation Plan

Ideally, this will appear in System>Preferences>Appereance under "Fonts", where a "add new" button would exist to add a font simply. (Mockup to be created shortly)


FontInstallSpec (last edited 2008-08-06 16:13:48 by localhost)