How to install Kannada fonts in Ubuntu

Since this blog has several posts about the Udupi and Mangalore region, I thought it is best to do a short post on how to install the Kannada font in Ubuntu. I stumbled across this issue when I was trying to read a website in Kannada for an aunt of mine.

However I wasn’t able to get it working in Chrome. Here is how I got it working in Firefox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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It is a simple single command to install the font. You need to be online to do this.

  1. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + ALT + T
  2. Type in the command sudo apt-get install fonts-lohit-knda and press enter
  3. Once the command has executed and installed, regenerate the font cache by typing sudo fc-cache -fv

You should now be able to view the page in Firefox.

 

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