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How to Install and Use Mac Fonts on Ubuntu

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If you have used a Macintosh before and want to know if you could install those Mac fonts like AppleGaramond, Aquabase, LITHOGRL, Lucida Grande, Lucida Mac, lucon, and MacGrand on you Ubuntu Linux desktop, then rejoice because you easily could. Just follow these simple steps on installing and then using Mac fonts on Ubuntu:


Installing the fonts:

1. From the Linux terminal, download Mac fonts with this command:

$ wget http://ubuntu-debs.googlecode.com/files/macfonts.tar.gz


2. Untar or extract the downloaded file:

$ tar zxvf macfonts.tar.gz


3. Move macfonts folder to the /fonts directory:

$ sudo mv macfonts /usr/share/fonts/


4. Reload the font cache:

$ sudo fc-cache -f -v

Using the fonts:

You can now test or use the fonts by going to System --> Preferences --> Appearance, and then clicking on the "Fonts" tab. Here is a sample setup on using the Mac fonts:

Application font: Lucida MAC 10
Document font: Lucida MAC 10
Desktop font: Lucida MAC 10
Window title font: LucidaMacBold 10
Fixed width font: Lucida Console 10


That’s about it. Enjoy your new fonts.

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16 comments

  1. sorry but i get
    ERROR 404: Not Found.
    is the link ok?

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  2. I've fixed the link. Try it again. Thanks

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  3. Ive used these fonts before on KDE. However the fonts looked ugly. Ive already turned on the anti-aliasing. But it looked the same.

    Do you have any information on why it was like that?

    thanks in advance.

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  4. What's the distribution license for these fonts?

    Because I think they are not freely redistributable. Apple is not a company that would give away things.

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  5. Or open the font and press the install button.

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  6. The panels and all pull down menus on the desktop look sharp and crisp. Thanks a lot!

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  7. Cannot download fonts. Forbidden.

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  8. Forbidden

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  9. The link is forbidden.

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  10. cyrus@cyrus-A8He:~$ wget http://ubuntu-debs.googlecode.com/files/macfonts.tar.gz--2010-11-13 23:26:48-- http://ubuntu-debs.googlecode.com/files/macfonts.tar.gz
    Resolving ubuntu-debs.googlecode.com... 72.14.203.82, 74.125.153.82
    Connecting to ubuntu-debs.googlecode.com|72.14.203.82|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
    2010-11-13 23:26:59 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

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  11. 403 Forbidden

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  12. You can download the fonts from the follow location: http://freestorage.ro/2tvmlx1ydcr0/macfonts.tar.gz.html

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