How to check if a particular font is installed on Linux

Last updated on July 20, 2020 by Dan Nanni

Question: I need to know if a particular font (e.g., Nimbus Roman, Helvetica) is installed, and where the font file is located on my Linux desktop. Is there any easy way to find that out?

You can use a command-line tool called fc-list to find out currently loaded fonts. The command will list all available fonts, along with additional information about the fonts.

To check if Nimbus fonts are loaded on your system, run the following command.

$ fc-list | grep -i "nimbus"

The output will tell you where the font files are located in your system.

If you want to install a custom font on your Linux desktop, follow this tutorial.

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