How to install TypeCatcher on Debian 8.3

To install TypeCatcher on Debian 8.3

TypeCatcher is an open source application which enables you to search, preview and download Google Web Fonts for offline use. It lets you to  preview fonts with adjustable size and text. Installing TypeCatcher is so simple and this article explains the procedure to install it on Debian 8.3


Installing TypeCatcher

Before you start the installation process, make sure you add the needed repositories in your system. Use the following command to open the sources.list file to which the repositories are to be added. 

root@linuxhelp:~# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Once the file is opened, add the following lines at end of it. 

deb stable main contrib non-free
deb jessie main

After adding the line, save and exit it.


Once it is done, update the apt sources-list as follows. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update
Get:1 jessie-updates InRelease [145 kB]
Ign jessie InRelease           
Get:2 jessie Release.gpg [2,373 B]
Get:3 jessie Release [148 kB]                  
Ign stable InRelease                                       
Get:4 jessie-updates/main Sources [15.5 kB]
Get:5 jessie-updates/contrib Sources [32 B]         
Get:6 jessie/main amd64 Packages [6,790 kB]
Get:7 jessie-updates/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [7,900 B]
Get:8 jessie-updates/contrib amd64 Packages [32 B]
Get:9 jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en [14 B]
Get:10 jessie-updates/main Translation-en/DiffIndex [2,704 B]   
Get:11 stable Release.gpg [2,373 B]                  
Get:12 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-03-14-2025.02.pdiff [526 B]
Get:13 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-04-15-2027.16.pdiff [528 B]
Get:14 jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-04-15-2027.16.pdiff [528 B]
Fetched 23.5 MB in 1min 43s (226 kB/s)                                                      
Reading package lists... Done



Now is the time to install the TypeCatcher package. Use the following command for the same purpose. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install typecatcher
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 292 not upgraded.
Need to get 91.8 kB of archives.
After this operation, 436 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 stable/main typecatcher all 0.2-1 [91.8 kB]
Fetched 91.8 kB in 1s (76.5 kB/s)      
Selecting previously unselected package typecatcher.
(Reading database ... 136761 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../typecatcher_0.2-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking typecatcher (0.2-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) ...
Setting up typecatcher (0.2-1) ...

Once the package is installed, use your Activities search bar to find and launch TypeCatcher. 

Wasn't that a simple to install process? You can search any font by its name and download it to your computer. 

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