Ubuntu - Install PT Mono Font
PT Mono is one of my favourite monospaced fonts for development, as such, I have written a script to automatically set it up, which I would like to share.
#!/bin/bash # Installs PT Mono font onto Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 Systems # Check to make sure the user has the unzip package installed export NO_UNZIP=$(apt-cache policy unzip | grep "Installed: (none)" | wc -l) # Result will be 1 if it is NOT installed if [ "$NO_UNZIP" = "0" ]; then export TEMP_DIR='temp-technostu-script' cd ~ mkdir $TEMP_DIR cd $TEMP_DIR # Download PT mono from google fonts export FONT_URL="http://www.google.com/fonts/download" export FONT_URL="$FONT_URL?kit=7qsh9BNBJbZ6khIbS3ZpfKCWcynf_cDxXwCLxiixG1c" wget --content-disposition "$FONT_URL" # Create a PT_Mono directory which we will copy across into the fonts directory. mkdir PT_Mono mv PT_Mono.zip PT_Mono/. cd PT_Mono unzip PT_Mono.zip rm PT_Mono.zip cd .. sudo mv PT_Mono /usr/share/fonts/truetype/. # Re-cache the fonts echo 'Re-caching fonts...' sudo fc-cache -fv # cleanup cd ~ sudo rm -rf $TEMP_DIR echo 'done!' else # User doesnt have unzip installed, tell them how to install it echo 'You need to install unzip for this to work: try ' echo '"sudo apt-get install unzip"' fi
This script has been tested on:
- Ubuntu 16.04
- Ubuntu 14.04
Here is a screenshot of what my terminal looks like when I set it to use PT mono bold (I like fat fonts in my terminal).
First published: 16th August 2018