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I'm using Linux Mint 13, with Cinnamon. I have a .ttf file that I'm trying to use as my terminal font. I figured the directory for terminal fonts is /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/ so I copied my .ttf file there. However, it doesn't show up in the terminal preferences font list.

What am I doing wrong?

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You mean terminal emulator rather than tty font right? –  warl0ck Oct 25 '12 at 2:02
    
@warl0ck um...nope. –  Korgan Rivera Oct 25 '12 at 2:33
    
Console font is not a truetype one –  warl0ck Oct 25 '12 at 2:41
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See also unix.stackexchange.com/questions/32753/… –  jasonwryan Oct 25 '12 at 4:46
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@KorganRivera I'm somewhat concerned you may have misunderstood warl0ck's question. So, with appologies in advance for a possibly stupid question... Is this terminal running inside a graphical session; is it in a window? Or is it the entire screen, there aren't even menu bars, launcher, etc.? Do you select "Terminal" from a menu or launcher to get to it? [Getting a truetype font to work in X11 is a lot less work than for the vga or framebuffer terminal] –  derobert Oct 25 '12 at 5:47
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Your answer is probably there: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tricks-mint-after-installation-mint-13-cinnamon-edition.htm#Install-Extra-Fonts

So to make it available, you may only have to run fc-cache -f -v with root rights.

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