Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Ubuntu Font... on Windows 8

In Windows 8 it looks like they made it more inconvenient for users to install fonts. Instead of having a central place to install fonts (the Fonts Control Panel applet) we're not reduced to installing from the context menu.

On second thoughts, that might not be such a bad idea. The only worry is that even this may disappear in the next Windows version. But that's an issue for another day.

Installing the Ubuntu font family in Windows 8
So, to make the libre Ubuntu fonts available for use in Windows 8 we first need to download them from the website. Just unpack the zip file somewhere, select all the fonts, right-click and select Install from the context menu. You'll need administrator privileges to install fonts (of course).

LibreOffice & the Ubuntu font
Once installed you should be able to use them in any Windows application.

Now if only there was a way to set the default UI font in Windows 8 like in the old days...