I just switched over from Windows to Linux Mint. However, as I do web design, there are many fonts on my Windows hard disk that I would want to carry over to my Linux installation. It is possible to install fonts by double-clicking them from within a file manager and then pressing the 'install' button, but this only works for one font at a time.
As I have about five-hundred of them, I would like to install all of them at the same time.
What I've tried to do is copy over all fonts from the Windows Fonts folder
However, none of the fonts show up correctly. Instead, programs that use those fonts read all glyphs as white boxes (e.g. 'unknown characters')
Is there another way to install them all at once (or to automate installing them)?
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer. You can also try to update font cache using
sudo fc-cache -fv.