Saturday, January 31, 2009

How to Install Fonts on the Asus Eee PC

Day 87

On day 15 I wrote about how easy it is to install fonts on the Eee, but tonight I ran into a little snag. After downloading about 15 zip files from 1001freefonts, I was faced with the arduous task of unzipping each and then manually right-clicking on each font file and installing. Each zip archive had several files (italic, condensed, sans serif, etc), so I was looking at probably close to 50 files that needed to be installed.

Here's how to install multiple fonts on the Eee PC in about 30 seconds.

First, unzip all font files. Mine were saved to the desktop, so my commands looked like this:

cd Desktop
unzip '*.zip'
At this point my desktop was covered with files. Instead of dealing with them, I opened the font installer:
kcmshell kcmfontinst

From there, all I had to do was click on "add fonts" and highlight the files from my desktop. Super easy.

2 thoughts :

  1. Anonymous said...

    can you tell me how to unzip?

    i have ee pc and i just bought a book from ebay that is .zip

    whenever i go to double click it

    nothing happens, and it like lags before...

    nothing happens again..

  2. sanne said...

    ty! great help.