How do I install Calibri font in Ubuntu?

I need to create a Microsoft Word Mail Merge document in my Java Spring MVC application. But running it in Ubuntu server resulting in a document that missing the default font use in the document, which is the Calibri font. So I need to install the font in Ubuntu to make the document looks as expected.

Here what I need to do to install the font in my Ubuntu box. Starts by updating the repository package list to get latest packages information for upgrades or new package installation.

sudo apt-get update

Then install FontForge in our system. FontForge is a free and open source font editor, but in this case it will help doing the font conversion in the installation script on the upcoming step.

sudo apt-get install fontforge

Install the Microsoft Cabinet file unpacker. This is required for the next script to successfully install the fonts.

sudo apt-get install cabextract

The following script will install Microsoft Vista TrueType Fonts (TTF) in Ubuntu. It includes the following fonts, Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, and Corbel.

wget -q -O - | sudo bash

Run the next command to see if the font successfully installed. You will see the Calibri fonts in the result if the fonts successfully installed.

fc-list | grep Calibri

Here are the list of installed Calibri fonts.

/usr/share/fonts/truetype/vista/calibriz.ttf: Calibri:style=Bold Italic
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/vista/calibrii.ttf: Calibri:style=Italic
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/vista/calibrib.ttf: Calibri:style=Bold
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/vista/calibri.ttf: Calibri:style=Regular

How to Install Consolas Font in Mac OS X?

Here are the instructions to install Microsoft Consolas Font on Mac OS X.

  • You need to install brew first.
  • Type-in the following commands.
brew install cabextract
cd ~/Downloads
mkdir Consolas
cd Consolas
curl -LO
cabextract PowerPointViewer.exe
  • Press Install Font button to install the fonts.

How do I draw a string in Java 2D?

The code snippet below show you how to draw a string using Graphics2D. The drawString() method accept the string to be drawn and their x and y coordinate. Here you can also see how to set the antialiasing mode using the setRenderingHint() method.

package org.kodejava.example.geom;

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class DrawString extends JPanel {
    public void paint(Graphics g) {
        Graphics2D g2 = (Graphics2D) g;

        // Define rendering hint, font name, font style and font size
        g2.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING, RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);
        g2.setFont(new Font("Segoe Script", Font.BOLD + Font.ITALIC, 40));

        // Draw Hello World String
        g2.drawString("Hello World!", 50, 100);

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        JFrame frame = new JFrame();
        frame.setTitle("Draw String Demo");
        frame.add(new DrawString());
        frame.setSize(420, 300);

Run the snippet and you’ll see the following screen:

Draw String Demo

How do I define a font for text object in iText?

We can set font style for text object such as Chunk, Phrase, Paragraph, etc using the com.itextpdf.text.Font class. We can define the font face, size, style and its color using this class.

package org.kodejava.example.itextpdf;

import com.itextpdf.text.*;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;


public class FontDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Document doc = new Document();
        try {
            PdfWriter.getInstance(doc, new FileOutputStream("FontDemo.pdf"));

            // Creates some fonts
            Font largeBold = new Font(Font.FontFamily.COURIER, 32,
            Font smallItalic = new Font(Font.FontFamily.HELVETICA, 10,
            Font redFont = new Font(Font.FontFamily.TIMES_ROMAN, 12,
                    Font.ITALIC | Font.UNDERLINE, BaseColor.RED);

            // Creates chunk, phrase and paragraph with font
            // information.
            Chunk chunk = new Chunk("Hello World", largeBold);
            Phrase phrase =
                    new Phrase("The quick brown fox ", smallItalic);
            Paragraph paragraph =
                    new Paragraph("jumps over the lazy dog", redFont);

        } catch (DocumentException | FileNotFoundException e) {
        } finally {

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How do I set the font and color of JTextArea?

To set the font and color of JTextArea we can use the setFont() and setForeground() methods of the JTextArea. To create a font we must define the font name, the font style and its size. For the colors we can uses the constant color values defined by the Color class.

package org.kodejava.example.swing;

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class TextAreaFontDemo extends JPanel {
    public TextAreaFontDemo() {

    private void initializeUI() {
        this.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
        this.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(500, 200));

        JTextArea textArea = new JTextArea(5, 40);
        textArea.setText("The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.");

        // Sets JTextArea font and color.
        Font font = new Font("Segoe Script", Font.BOLD, 20);
        JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane(textArea);

        this.add(scrollPane, BorderLayout.CENTER);

    private static void showFrame() {
        JPanel panel = new TextAreaFontDemo();

        JFrame frame = new JFrame("JTextArea Demo");

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {

Here is the program screenshot of the code snippet above:

JTextArea Font and Color Demo

How do I get the available font family names?

package org.kodejava.example.awt;

import java.awt.Font;
import java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment;

public class FontFamilyNameList {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Get all available font family names from GraphicsEnvironment
        GraphicsEnvironment ge = GraphicsEnvironment.getLocalGraphicsEnvironment();
        String familyNames[] = ge.getAvailableFontFamilyNames();

        // Iterates familyNames array to display the available font's family names
        for (String familyName : familyNames) {
            System.out.println("Family names: " + familyName);

How do I get the available font names?

package org.kodejava.example.awt;

import java.awt.Font;
import java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment;

public class FontNameList {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Get all available fonts from GraphicsEnvironment
        GraphicsEnvironment ge = GraphicsEnvironment.getLocalGraphicsEnvironment();
        Font[] fonts = ge.getAllFonts();

        // Iterates all available fonts and get their name and family name
        for (Font font : fonts) {
            String fontName = font.getName();
            String familyName = font.getFamily();

            System.out.println("Font: " + fontName + "; family: " + familyName);