How to Locate Fonts in Linux Mint

In this short article I'll show you the popular font locations for Linux Mint. How to find where a given font is located.

If you need to install new fonts in Linux Mint check this: How to Add New Fonts in Linux Mint

Step 1: Where Are Fonts Stored in Linux Mint

Depending on the installation fonts in Linux Mint are located in:

  • /usr/share/fonts/
    • system fonts
  • /usr/local/share/fonts
    • standard location for fonts
  • ~/.local/share/fonts/
    • fonts installed with Font Manager

The font configuration is stored in: /etc/fonts/fonts.conf. From this file you can find the next:


<!-- Font directory list -->

    <dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir>
    <dir>/usr/local/share/fonts</dir>
    <dir prefix="xdg">fonts</dir>
    <!-- the following element will be removed in the future -->
    <dir>~/.fonts</dir>

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Step 2: How to Find Font Location in Linux Mint

If you need to search for a given font which is not in the standard places. Then you can try with next commands (searching for font named bangers):

  • first command is useful for custom fonts
find / -iname "*bangers*"

or

  • this command is good for system fonts like mono
fc-list | grep "mono"

The article is applicable for Ubuntu and Debian fonts locations.

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