.ttf font files should be easily installed by just double clicking the file

Bug #389657 reported by Callum Saunders on 2009-06-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Fix Released

Bug Description

currently to install fonts you need to place the .ttf file in the /.fonts folder.

this isnt user friendly, i didnt even know how to find hidden folders when i first started using ubuntu.

surelly it wouldnt be hard to copy the file into that folder on a dounle click, or even Right-Click, Install Font.

Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention.
A paper cut is a minor usability annoyance that an average user would encounter on his/her first day of using a new installation of Ubuntu 9.10. and is quick and easy to fix.

This would require the need for a new install process for fonts, which is not a quick fix.

For further info about papercuts criteria , pls read > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut

This bug has been marked as "incomplete" because , there is at present no quick/easy fix.

But if you know of a simple fix for this, Kindly report this here.

BTW, a new package manager is being developed for Karmic > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AppCenter , you could add your thoughts about the fonts installation to the comments page of the wiki, if it an easy addition , it might get implemented.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Incomplete
Ronan Jouchet (ronj) wrote :

hbons also had a word on this, with a first draft redesign and first issues (e.g. how to manage the addition of multiple fonts). See http://www.bomahy.nl/hylke/blog/adding-fonts-in-gnome/
I added a link to this bug in the comments section of his blogpost; it may get people involved here.

Also, there are lots of upstream dicussion (I'll find the most relevant and it as a LP upstream tracker)
And the last one is a bit different but could be part of the scope: what about adding a right-click entry to do this?

Ronan Jouchet (ronj) wrote :

OK, so http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=495510 seems nice to begin with since it includes a patch

Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Unknown → New
Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

This bug will be fixed in Gnome 2.28.
See http://blogs.gnome.org/thos/2009/07/26/re-adding-fonts-in-gnome/
Related/duplicate bugs: Bug #82724 Bug #254056

Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue , in the default Ubuntu 9.10 install , that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of the project.

I think this was fixed with a font install app/extension in karmic

For further info about papercuts criteria , pls read > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut

Don't worry though, This bug has been marked as "invalid" ONLY in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

the upstream bug is also marked fixed.

Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: New → Fix Released
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