Install Malayalam fonts in Ubuntu 16.04


Package ttf-malayalam-fonts replaced by  fonts-smc fonts-samyak-mlym fonts-mlym fonts-lohit-mlym in Ubuntu 16.04.


See the chillu (ചില്ല്) letter (ല്ല) before and after installation of Malayalam fonts.


Installation
Open a Terminal and apply following commands,

sudo su
apt-get install fonts-smc fonts-samyak-mlym fonts-mlym fonts-lohit-mlym

To get more Malayalam fonts, visit https://smc.org.in/fonts/

3 comments:

  1. do we need restart after installing these fonts ?

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    1. No need to restart the PC after the installation of fonts.

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    2. If you run "sudo fc-cache -f -v" in the terminal, it should refresh your font cache without needing to restart the computer.

      Instructions here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/3697/how-do-i-install-fonts

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