Linux and Mac fonts

Working on Linux? Wish to have better looking fonts?

Try this:

  • wget
  • tar zxvf macfonts.tar.gz
  • sudo mv macfonts /usr/share/fonts/
  • sudo fc-cache -f -v

Now open the "Appearance" dialog (System -> Preferences -> Appearance) and have your choice...


  • Application font: Lucida Grande 9
  • Document font: Lucida Grande 9
  • Desktop font: MACGrande 9
  • Window title font: LucidaMacBold
  • Fixed width font: Lucida Console