# Nerd Fonts (opens new window)

From the repo:

"Nerd Fonts is a project that patches developer targeted fonts with a high number of glyphs (icons). Specifically to add a high number of extra glyphs from popular 'iconic fonts' such as Font Awesome ➶, Devicons ➶, Octicons ➶, and others."

# Installing a font

# Easy Installer

Visit this repo (opens new window) for an easy way to install nerd fonts.

# Manual Install

  1. To to the pached fonts directory (opens new window)
  2. Copy the downloaded files to ~/.local/share/fonts

# Curl Download

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/fonts
cd ~/.local/share/fonts && curl -fLo "Droid Sans Mono for Powerline Nerd Font Complete.otf" https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/raw/master/patched-fonts/DroidSansMono/complete/Droid%20Sans%20Mono%20Nerd%20Font%20Complete.otf

# TTF vs OTF

OTF is a newer standard based on TTF, when given the option you should generally choose OTF.

Here (opens new window) is good article explaining the difference.

# Terminal settings

After installing your font, you will have to refresh your font cache by doing fc-cache -f -v. Then you will have to change your terminal settings to use the font you just installed. Please refer to your terminal's documentation for changing the terminal font.