How to Easily Install Google Web Fonts on Linux with TypeCatcher

TypeCatcher is a simple and lightweight app that help you easily download and install Google Web Fonts on Ubuntu and other Linux distros. Google Fonts are mainly used on websites but you can also install them on your local computer with TypeCatcher.

Install TypeCatcher on Linux

Debian 8, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Min 18

For the above distros, TypeCatcher is available in repository. So simply run the following command to install it.

sudo apt install typecatcher

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Once installed, TypeCatcher can be started from Unity Dash or your preferred app launcher.

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Arch Linux, Manjaro, Apricity OS

Arch Linux-based distros can install TypeCatcher from AUR repository. First, check out this tutorial on how to configure Yaourt package manager, then run the following command to install TypeCatcher from AUR.

yaourt typecatcher

And follow the on-screen instructions. When asked if you want to edit files, choose No. When asked if you want to continue, choose Yes.

Using TypeCatcher to Install Google Web Fonts

Using TypeCatcher to install or uninstall Google fonts is very simple. On the left side is a list of Google Fonts in alphabetic order. To preview a font, simply click on the font name.

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On the upper left corner there’s an install button and uninstall button.

That’s it! I hope this tutorial helped you install Google Fonts on Linux with TypeCatcher. As always, if you found this post useful, then please subscribe to our free newsletter or follow us on Google+Twitter or like our Facebook page. Thanks for visiting!

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