Install IBM Plex Font
Update - 14th October 2018
Just use typecatcher instead of the steps below, especially if you are an Ubuntu 18.04 user.
Copy, paste, and execute the following script to download and install the IBM Plex font (tested for Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop):
#!/bin/bash cd /tmp # install unzip just in case the user doesn't already have it. sudo apt-get install unzip -y wget "https://github.com/IBM/type/archive/master.zip" unzip master.zip rm master.zip cd type-master sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ibm-plex sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/opentype/ibm-plex sudo cp /tmp/type-master/fonts/*/desktop/pc/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ibm-plex/. sudo cp /tmp/type-master/fonts/*/desktop/mac/*.otf /usr/share/fonts/opentype/ibm-plex/. sudo fc-cache -fv
So you can see what it is like in action, below is a screenshot of the script above, written in gedit, using one of the variations of the font. I find it quite pleasing to write scripts with.
First published: 16th August 2018