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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
Last updated: 8th October 2023
First published: 16th August 2018