How to Install Ubuntu Fonts on Windows 10

As I wait for the Linux on Ubuntu on Windows feature to arrive in this month Windows 10 update, I decided to add the Ubuntu fonts to Windows 10 in anticipation. Turns out to be really simple:

  • Download the font zip from http://font.ubuntu.com/
  • Unzip into a folder
  • Select all the .ttf and right-click and select install.

This installs all the true type fonts to the %SystemRoot%\Fonts location and registers the fonts so that they are availble to all Widows applications (including conhost).

Now I can change the font in any windows app to an Ubuntu font. For example here is Notepad being set to use Ubuntu fonts.

and here is what it looks like:

That's nice.