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Managing Fonts in Debian

Microsoft Core Fonts Installer

Check to see if this is installed via apt-cache

sudo apt-cache search ttf-mscorefonts-installer

More Fonts with Installers

More fonts to install, if needed

ttf-liberation
fonts-liberation
ttf-uralic
fonts-uralic
ttf-root-installer
ttf-freefont
ttf-dustin
ttf-linux-libertine
fonts-linuxlibertine
fonts-dustin
ttf-staypuft

Copy Fonts to Directories

/usr/share/fonts
/usr/share/X11/fonts
/usr/local/share/fonts
~/.fonts

Note, better/easier to symlink to /usr/share/fonts/ if organized with a set of font directories. Example:

sudo ln -s /home/jeff/drive/github/code-128-font/fonts /usr/share/fonts/code-128-fonts

Rebuild the Font Cache

sudo fc-cache -fv

List all Installed and Cached Fonts

fc-list

Reconfigure Fonts

This may be needed to support bitmap fonts.

dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config