Howto Install artwiz fonts in Ubuntu

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The artwiz fonts are a set of small futuristic fonts for x11, created by Artwiz,TigerT,and Daniel Erat.These fonts are most popular with openbox/fluxbox users.

Install artwiz fonts in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install xfonts-artwiz2

Enable bitmapped fonts using the following command

sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config

Now it will prompt for some questions first one is font tuning method for screen i have selected native and press enter

Enable Subpixel rendering for scree select automatic and press enter

It will ask whether you want to enable bitmapped fonts by default select "yes" and press enter.

Restart your x by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.

If you are using fluxbox or openbox, you can select these fonts for your apps by running


then selecting "Application font".

If you are using gnome, go to System > Preferences > Font.

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4 Responses

  1. Timm says:

    Can you attach a screenshot of these fonts? will these fix the helvetica/arial problem in firefox on ubuntu?

  2. tribalj says:

    sudo aptitude install xfonts-artwiz2

    should be:

    sudo aptitude install xfonts-artwiz


    also note, you may need to:

    sudo mkdir ‘/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc’

    and to install the gnome control panel stuff

  3. cb474 says:

    What if I want to use these fonts in Fluxbox but not in Gnome? Is there a way?

  4. Shawn88 says:

    Does it work with Hardy? I think it isn’t in Hardy’s repository

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