Install Indian fonts

India is a country rich with regional languages. You can install regional language fonts in Ubuntu. Apply following command in a terminal,

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fonts-indic

This font package include Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada etc.

Install Malayalam Fonts alone
Apply following command to install only Malayalam Fonts.

sudo apt-get install fonts-mlym

Beautiful Malayalam fonts available at Swathantra Malayalam Computing website.

Image courtesy: IIT Madras


  1. this command does not work in our system - ubuntu 14.10 LTS

  2. Now, this works:
    apt-get install fonts-indic
    after update.

    1. Thank you for the reminder to edit the command.
      I have edited it.

  3. i am unable to install
    it shows,,
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package fonts-indic is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package 'fonts-indic' has no installation candidate