I copied a bunch of .ttf and otf fonts into ~/.fonts, made sure permissions where set to my user/group and ran fc-cache ~/.fonts.

Opened up GIMP and Geany but the fonts aren't available. Any idea what's up?

  • post the contents of /etc/fonts/fonts.conf or /etc/fonts/local.conf Jan 10, 2013 at 20:33
  • pastebin.com/xMhTCL2D (no local.conf) Jan 10, 2013 at 20:55
  • Try fc-cache -fv and see if its actually scanning ~/.fonts, and see how many fonts it finds. You may also get lucky and find that -f fixes it...
    – derobert
    Jan 10, 2013 at 21:14
  • ~/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs Jan 10, 2013 at 21:41
  • also, they appear to be under ./.fontconfig too but still not showing inside any apps? Jan 10, 2013 at 22:29

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I've used to face same problem but I've solved adding another folder instead of use the default gimp's .... Have you reviewed the GIMP's folders configuration ? Also you can add folder for example in your /home/user1561108/myFavFonts

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