Is there a function in Inkscape to refresh the font list? Anytime I install a new font I have to restart Inkscape to use it.

Something like "Rescan font list" in GIMP.


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Inkscape get all font list when starts. Then problems come when you try to add new fonts if you don't use right permissions (linux OS) , bad locations (Wiondos AppData folders - from install of inkscape software) or something else.

One example: to install the .ttf files use right clik into explorer and use Install from menu.

If you want a script to parse all your fonts then Inkscape let you using scripting languages to create new Inkscape functionality.


For windows - Make sure you right-click the font.otf files and select "Install for All Users". This is why

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    didn't work for me , I had to restart the Inkscape
    – Saleh
    Feb 20, 2022 at 16:45

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