Install MAC OS fonts in Ubuntu

Posted on Sunday March 03, 2013 by Eric Potvin

Sometimes when we build websites or web applications, we have to make sure it is compatible with other Internet Browsers and operating system.

Here's a quick guide to help you install the MAC OS fonts in Ubuntu.

First get the font library


Extract it:

tar zxvf mac_fonts.tar.gz

Install them into the macos folder:

sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/macos/
sudo mv fonts/* /usr/share/fonts/truetype/macos/

Update the font cache:

sudo fc-cache -f -v

This will install the following fonts:

  • Andale Mono
  • Apple Garamond
  • AquaBase
  • Arial
  • Comic Sans MS
  • Courier New
  • Georgia
  • Hard Gothic
  • Impact
  • LithographLight
  • Lucida Grande
  • Lucida Console
  • Monaco
  • Tahoma
  • Times New Roman
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Verdana