How do I install new fonts for Gimp using UBUNTU
Sometimes Gimpjust doesn’t have the font you want to use, then you need to install the font.
Make sure you have the font file (truetype font .ttf extension). eg. new_font.ttf
In the Top Panel in UBUNTU click on Places->Home Folder
Press the key combination CTRL+H to view all the hidden folders. To make them visible.
Locate the .gimp-2.6 folder. The folder name will ussually be the version of Gimp that you use.
Open the .gimp-2.6 folder and then locate the fonts folder and open it.
Copy your truetype font with .ttf extension (new_font.ttf) into the fonts folder.
Restart Gimp and the newly installed font will appear.
NOTE: This has been tested on UBUNTU 9.04 with GIMP 2.6.6