Google Noto Fonts

How to install fonts


  1. Download the font package (.zip)
  2. Uncompress the package
  3. Search for “fonts” in the Start Menu or go to Start → Control Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Fonts
  4. Select all fonts and drag them into the Fonts folder


  1. Download the font package (.zip)
  2. Double click on the package to uncompress it
  3. Open Font Book (Go to Finder → Applications → Font Book)
  4. Select all of the font files and drag them to the Font column (i.e., the second column) of Font Book


  • Command-line:
    cd ~/Downloads   # or wherever you downloaded a font pack.
    unzip <font package>.zip
    # for a single user
    mkdir -p ~/.fonts
    cp *otf *otc ~/.fonts
    fc-cache -f -v # optional
    # for all users
    sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto
    sudo cp *otf *otc /usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto
    sudo fc-cache -f -v # optional
  • Gnome desktop for a single user
    1. Download and uncompress a font package
    2. Make .fonts directory in your home directory if it's not present.
    3. Make a folder named "noto" (optional)
    4. Drag and drop fonts to either .fonts or .fonts/noto
  • Gnome desktop for all users
    1. Download and uncompress a font package
    2. Press Alt-F2 and type "gksu nautilus /usr/share/fonts"
    3. Make a folder named "opentype" if not present and open it
    4. Make a folder "noto" in "opentype" folder.
    5. Drag and drop fonts obtained in step a to "noto" folder.
  • Using fonts
    1. Some programs will recognize newly installed fonts as soon as font-cache is updated. It can take a while to update the fontcache in case of super-otc.
    2. Other programs such as Chrome requires restart.
    3. Chrome on Linux cannot recognize more than 2 weights. See