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1. George Williams Fonts

A set of Free unicode True Type fonts made by George Williams. The package consists the following fonts:



CupolaUnicode Bold:

You can install these fonts in Ubuntu using the following command:

sudo apt-get install ttf-georgewilliams

2. Dustin (from dustismo.com)

Dustismo and Dustismo Roman are general purpose Sans Serif and Roman TrueType fonts (with bold, italic and bold-italic variations), and contain all the European Latin characters.

The other fonts are beautiful for special decorations and headlines, but they are limited to subsets of ASCII.

ttf-dustin font samples 1

ttf-dustin font samples 2

Install these fonts in Ubuntu using the following command:
sudo apt-get install ttf-dustin

3. Larabie Fonts

Decorative freeware TrueType fonts from Ray Larabie. There are about 300+ fonts so I will only post a sample:




Install them using the following command:
sudo apt-get install ttf-larabie-deco ttf-larabie-straight ttf-larabie-uncommon

If you wish to preview them all, download THIS PDF.

4. Fossfonts

A collection of 108 GPL/Public-Domain licenced .ttf fonts. Included are the Tuffy family with extended members, and the Open Bar Codes project fonts.

Sample fonts:

tuffy font

Dark Garden:
dark garden font

Evil Clown:
evil clown font

mattts font

rockets font

Architext Thin:
architext thin font

This package is not in Ubuntu since Fetsy or Gutsy, but you can install it by downloading the following Ubuntu .deb package: DOWNLOAD.

To install all the above fonts (except 4. FOSSFONTS which you need to manually download), you can run the following command in a terminal (just use copy & paste):
sudo apt-get install ttf-georgewilliams ttf-dustin ttf-larabie-deco ttf-larabie-straight ttf-larabie-uncommon

Please note that to be able to install some of the fonts above, you need to enable Universe and Multivers repositories.

If you need a tool to preview the fonts installed on your system, I recommend myFontBook which is a web app that does not require installation and works on any operating system.