I’m just getting started with Linux (finally) and I need help with something that seems like it should be so basic: installing fonts.
Backstory, I’m running Mint Mate on a 2012 Macbook Pro (completely wiped of all Mac stuff). I had to get my nephew to install it because I couldn’t get it to work.
Using it has been going great so far, but now I can’t figure out how to install some new fonts I’ve purchased that I’d like to use in both Libre and GIMP.
In trying to install them where instructed by online sources (usr/shared/fonts/…), I was told I didn’t have permission to do so. So I went and checked my permissions and I’m set up with “Custom” instead of Administrator permissions. Not sure if that’s just how it is, or if my nephew altered my permissions to keep me from screwing things up! Lol!
So, I tried changing my permissions to administrator, but then EVERYTHING stopped working for me. Internet wouldn’t connect, VPN, no programs would load, etc.
So I reverted back with TimeShift (thankfully I’d backed up yesterday!) and now things are working again. BUT, I still don’t have those fonts installed!
Is it perhaps that these fonts aren’t compatible with Linux? It doesn’t seem to be the case, because I can extract and view them as jpegs…
Can anyone help me figure out what I’m doing wrong, or what I need to do in order to get them to install so that I can use them?
I did! Thank you! I’m slowly figuring things out. Next step is figuring out a second browser/search engine. Brave is my go to. Can’t get others to work (except Firefox which I dislike because it’s Big Tech!)
the only browser I have found that closely matches my love for Brave is the LibreWolf which is a FOSS fork of Fiefox. My only frustration with it is a small (not maximized) window opens and THEN i have to go full screen, very minor but annoying enough I have setup hotkeys for maximize, but it allows private browsing like Brave
I’ve been on Linux for a decade.
Been using Brave since it was released.
I only keep cookies for trusted sites. I have my settings set up to bin all other cookies when I close Brave. I also run a No History plugin.
I’ve got quite a few of my friends of windows and onto Linux.
After a couple of months of them using Linux i always ask them what operating system is the best. They all agree that Linux is far superior to Windows.