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Install Fonts From Google With Typecatcher

Typecatcher is an open source tool written in Python that allows you to easily install fonts from google locally so that you can use them in your desktop applications.


Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 couldn't be simpler. Just run the command below:

sudo apt update && \
sudo apt install typecatcher -y


There's also a PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:andrewsomething/typecatcher -y && \
  sudo apt update && \
  sudo apt-get install typecatcher -y

Monospace Fonts

Here is a list of monospace fonts in there that I could find (in no particular order).

  • Roboto Mono - Great small font for Netbeans in Bold
  • Overpass Mono - Great size 12 font for Netbeans in SemiBold
  • Ubuntu Mono - Best small bold font in ubuntu terminal
  • Source Code Pro Semibold - great font for sublime
  • ibm plex mono
  • Fira Mono
  • Inconsolata
  • Space Mono
  • Cutive Mono
  • Oxygen Mono
  • PT Mono
  • Anonymous Pro
  • Cousine
  • Droid Sans Mono
  • nanum Gothic Coding
  • nova mono
  • share tech mono
  • VT323
  • press start 2p - definitely just for games

Nice Non-monospace Fonts

Here are some fonts that aren't monospace, but I felt were worth remembering and looking at:

  • Arvo


Last updated: 16th June 2021
First published: 16th August 2018