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Main fonts

apt-get install xfonts-intl-asian xfonts-intl-chinese xfonts-intl-european xfonts-intl-phonetic

Printing fonts

apt-get install fontypython ttf-opensymbol

Full set of printing fonts:

apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-fonts-extra

!! Warning this required about 800 Mb !!


apt-get install mathematica-fonts

Microsoft fonts

apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Chinese fonts

apt-get install fonts-arphic-ukai fonts-arphic-uming
apt-get install fonts-arphic-*
# See
apt-get install fonts-wqy-zenhei fonts-wqy-microhei xfonts-wqy

Android fonts

apt-get install fonts-droid fonts-roboto

Alternative inputs

Input manager FCITX (Ubuntu >= 16)

Since Ubuntu 16.04 there is a new input manager: FCITX


apt-get install fcitx fcitx-pinyin fcitx-sunpinyin fcitx-googlepinyin fcitx-anthy fcitx-mozc fcitx-libpinyin fcitx-libs fcitx-table-emoji fcitx-table-easy-big


Run the following command as an user (not root):


More info on:

Input manager IBUS (Ubuntu < 16)

apt-get install ibus

Chinese PinYin

apt-get install ibus-pinyin ibus-googlepinyin

Input configuration


Set Ibus as default:

  • System Menu -> System Settings -> Language Support and set the "Keyboard Input Method" to "ibus"
  • Then log out and back in again.

Xubuntu languages

  • System Menu -> System Settings -> Language Support

Add new / manage languages (locales)


Install languages manager

apt-get install locales

Add new language

Search for your language [replace fr by your own language like zh or sv...]

less /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED | grep fr

!! Always take the UTF-8 + ISO values !! Examples:

  • en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
  • fr_FR.UTF-8 UTF-8
  • sv_SE.UTF-8 UTF-8
  • zh_CN.UTF-8 UTF-8

Add the new language to the list of the local languages

echo "fr_FR.UTF-8 UTF-8" >> /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local

[!] The key fr_FR.UTF-8 UTF-8 must match an entry in the SUPPORTED file !!

[alternative] you can directly edit the file:

vim /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local

# You should have:
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
fr_FR.UTF-8 UTF-8
sv_SE.UTF-8 UTF-8

Regenerate system languages

dpkg-reconfigure locales

Check result:

locale -a

You need to restart your services before using the new languages.

service apache2 restart
service zabbix-server restart