How to install Rufscript (A Nice handwriting font) in Ubuntu Hardy/Intrepid

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Hiren has created a nice font called Rufscript based on the handwriting of someone he knows.This font is available under GPLv3 with font exception.

Author Note

Making a font from others handwriting is more to experiment than fun. And what it made so thrill is that, all the glyphs for making of the font are captured from her note book, without her knowledge. My K750 worked as the capturing machine.

Install Rufscript in Ubuntu hardy/Intrepid in ubuntu

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

For Hardy Users

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

For Intrepid Users

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

Save and exit the file.

Update the source list file using the following command

sudo aptitude update

Install rufscript using the following command

sudo aptitude install ttf-rufscript

This will complete the installation.

Change Default fonts in Ubuntu Hardy/Intrepid

Goto System ---> Preferences ---> Appearance

Once it opens click on Fonts tab change whereever you want to see rufscript fonts click on close

Rufscript Screenshots

Above two screenshots fonts also rufscript examples and one more here

I really like this new hand writing fonts.

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10 Responses

  1. Ramesh says:


    Building tag database… Done
    Couldn’t find any package whose name or description matched “ttf-rufscript”
    Couldn’t find any package whose name or description matched “ttf-rufscript”

  2. Ramesh says:

    Get the fonts from

    Here is Andrew posting:

    # andrewsomething on October 18th, 2008

    Love it!

    I went ahead and took a shot at a debian package.

    Ubuntu Hardy and Intrepid packages can be found in my ppa:

    Here’s a direct link to the deb:

    This is my first time packaging a font, so any comments would be appreciated. It becomes usable in OpenOffice, ect immediately on install but to use on the desktop it seems Gnome needs to be restarted. I don’t know if that’s normal.

  3. admin says:


    article repositories are working fine

  4. Vistaus says:

    Before you do sudo apt-get install ttf-rufscript, you have to do:

    sudo apt-get update

    Then do sudo apt-get install ttf-rufscript again.

  5. Keith says:

    Ramesh: Did you update the aptitude cache first? (e.g. sudo aptitude update).

  6. admin says:

    @Vistaus & Keith

    Thanks for your comments.I have updated the article with the source list update command

  7. Ramesh says:

    Thanks Guys, It worked now.. after sudo apt-get update.

    After installing from package download, I has some error on authentication. I hope it will not happen when we do through sudo apt-get install


  8. Fujiko Fujio says:

    You can also just download the font directly and copy it to the “.fonts” folder under you home folder.

  9. Just to give you an update about this font…

    My package for ttf-rufscript has been accepted into Debian Sid so the next version of Ubuntu (Jaunty) will have it in the default repositories.

  10. Thanks Ubuntu Geek 🙂
    i am using it right now but with a font size of 11

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