Install Google Fonts on Ubuntu/LinuxMint

Install Fonts

Download desired fonts

https://fonts.google.com/?selection.family=Open+Sans

Install Google Fonts on Ubuntu

cd /usr/share/fonts
sudo mkdir googlefonts
cd googlefonts
sudo unzip -d . ~/Downloads/Open_Sans.zip
sudo chmod -R --reference=/usr/share/fonts/opentype /usr/share/fonts/googlefonts

Register fonts

sudo fc-cache -fv

Check if font installed

fc-match OpenSans

 

You can also install some of these fonts (My Favorite Roboto) as packages on newer ubuntu 18.04 +

sudo apt install fonts-lato fonts-open-sans fonts-roboto fonts-mononoki

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