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Add an UI for installing fonts
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Took me a while to figure out how to install a font, there is no UI to install fonts to '~/.local/share/fonts'.

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Siilwyn created this task.Jan 4 2018, 1:33 PM
JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Jan 4 2018, 2:12 PM
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We already provide font installation via the Software Center for fonts which are packaged in the repo. I do not see us provided a UI for installing random font files to your local folder.

Siilwyn added a comment.EditedJan 4 2018, 2:33 PM

Could you expand on this @JoshStrobl? I often work with designs that use specific fonts which are sometimes licensed too. This seems like a common enough task to warrant an UI, other operating systems also provide very simple ways to install fonts. E.g. in Ubuntu double clicking on a font file will preview the font and give an option to install.

This seems like a common enough task to warrant a UI

Then you're welcome to build one, I just don't see it relevant in the scope of Solus. This would be better served with a different upstream project, such as Nautilus (File Manager), GNOME Control Center, the future Budgie control center, etc.

The main repo already contains gnome-font-viewer, it has option to install fonts to '~/.local/share/fonts'.

Siilwyn added a comment.EditedJan 4 2018, 3:48 PM

Thank you @aleksvor! This looks like the solution Ubuntu uses. Maybe it would be worth having this app installed by default.

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