How to Add Custom Fonts to GIMP on ubuntu

GIMP is usefull tool but default fonts are not sufficient for your creativity but this is not a limiting factory, you can add any opensource font to GIMP very easily.


Download required font from website. one of the best site to get fonts is


Go to Edit–>Preference–>Folders–>Fonts to identify font folder.

You would see two folders

Add fonts to either of folder


Once you have copied font files, re-open the GIMP and your fonts should be available.

Please let me know if you run into any issues.


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