In ubuntu, there is an application named typecatcher which allows you to browse and download google web fonts.
So let’s start by first installing the application. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to download google webfonts.
Step 1 – Open terminal
Let’s open up the terminal application and add the PPA to install typecatcher. For that, type in:
“sudo add-apt-repository ppa:andrewsomething/typecatcher” and hit the enter key.
Step 2 – Enter password
Now enter the password to continue with the installation and later when prompted, hit the enter key to add the ppa to your repository.
Step 3 – Get update
With that done, we will need to get an update. In order to do so, type in “sudo apt-get update”
Step 4 – Install type Catcher
Once done, it’s time to install TypeCatcher. For that type in “sudo apt-get install typecatcher” and hit the enter key. With that done, give it a little time for the processing to complete and typecatcher will be installed.
Step 5 – Launch Type catcher
Now in the search bar, type Typecatcher and you will see the applications icon below. Simply click on it to open up the application.
Step 6 – Download google font
Once the application opens up, select any Google font and click on the download icon to download the font. Once downloaded and installed, you will see the following icon appearing. That means the font has been installed in Ubuntu. In this manner, you can download and install google webfonts.
Step 7 – Preview font
If you want to preview the font before installing it, you can click on the bulb icon on the topand it will open the link where you can preview examples of the selected font. In this manner, you can preview google webfonts.