Read manorama online in ubuntu using firefox(again…!)

There is a better answer than installing padma.(i learned this after i wrote my previous post)

This is also a guide to installing Windows ttf fonts in ubuntu. Manorama provides the font in their own site. Download it from here.

Now we need a package called msttcorefonts in ubuntu. Type sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts in your terminal.(or click here to install it).

Now open your home directory. make a folder there and name it ‘.fonts’ (take care to put the .)

[For those who need to know more putting a . hides your folder. Press Ctrl+H to show all hidden folders]

O.K coming back.

Copy the font to the folder.(Copy any ttf font you want there.)

The font will be installed once you reboot. But if you don’t want to do that open your terminal.

Type sudo fc-cache -fv

Close firefox and load the page again.


40 Responses to “Read manorama online in ubuntu using firefox(again…!)”

  1. 1 Hiran Venugopalan November 10, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Don’t do that!
    One font for one site, makes the whole system crazy.
    Use Padma. It works well.

    What you are now doing is “supporting” a non Unicode font in the system. Which is not a need. Be with Unicode. Padma is available to make your page to Unicode.

    Also there is no need to make a new folder, i have seen that exist by default in the system.

  2. 2 Cyril December 26, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you very much Ashwin. I am a newbie to Ubuntu and my dad was trying to read Manoramaonline, using Ubuntu and I had completely given up on figuring out how to do it. By the stroke of luck, i managed to find your blog on FSUG.

    Thanks a bunch!! it works fine now!

    I wish you a very Happy New Year!

  3. 3 Aswin December 27, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Welcome to the free world!! You can always find help. Just google around.
    Happy New year!

  4. 4 Michael Tim February 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I love your site!

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  5. 5 Alex P May 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I am always confused on how to do this.. Been checking your blog each time I install newer versions of ubuntu.. 🙂

  6. 6 jakes June 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I installed padma and I added few fonts.I am a Mac user and I use firefox..I could see the site for few minutes and ones all the pages are downloaded it gives me all the crazy fonts.Do you know the reason

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