a wish for easy installation of fonts by using "font book"

Bug #145395 reported by Petri Järvisalo on 2007-09-26
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-font-viewer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If one wants to add a font to gnome... it's ridiculously hard at the moment!

You could try system --> settings --> appearance --> fonts --> advanced --> goto font folder.
This is not what normal user would expect! ever! well i didn't.

Searching forums gave finally the answer: just type fonts:// to nautilus!
What? really? developers??
Ok, it's at least a expected place, but no one could ever try that on first time.

So I really, really wish for font book or my fonts app to control panel, and thus ability to install system wide or user fonts
(which according to forums is possible). Application should also check for crc:s in ttf, as sometimes those occur in downloaded fonts.

The best, obviously, could be that this wish is heard and we get "font book" or "my fonts"

Petri Järvisalo

Changed in control-center:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug. There is already a request upstream on http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86598

Changed in control-center:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Confirmed → Expired
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

This should be fixed now in Ubuntu 12.10. Font Viewer offers an install button which lets you install fonts to your profile.

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → gnome-font-viewer (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-font-viewer (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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