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From the repo:

"Nerd Fonts is a project that patches developer targeted fonts with a high number of glyphs (icons). Specifically to add a high number of extra glyphs from popular 'iconic fonts' such as Font Awesome ➶, Devicons ➶, Octicons ➶, and others."

Installing a font

Video Explanation

Installing fonts with included icon setsopen in new window

Easy Installer

Visit this repoopen in new window for an easy way to install nerd fonts.

Manual Install

  1. To to the pached fonts directoryopen in new window
  2. Copy the downloaded files to ~/.local/share/fonts

Curl Download

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/fonts
cd ~/.local/share/fonts && curl -fLo "Droid Sans Mono for Powerline Nerd Font Complete.otf"


OTF is a newer standard based on TTF, when given the option you should generally choose OTF.

Here open in new window is good article explaining the difference.

Terminal settings

After installing your font, you will have to refresh your font cache by doing fc-cache -f -v. Then you will have to change your terminal settings to use the font you just installed. Please refer to your terminal's documentation for changing the terminal font.