Which fonts did you install? (also, fastest way to install fonts)

I’m looking to install nerd fonts for fancy terminal prompts. Unfortunately some of the fonts I tried require long compile steps and tied up my cpu for 15min at 100%.

e.g. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nerd-fonts-sf-mono

if you look at pkgbuild - https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=nerd-fonts-sf-mono

it installs python, pzip etc and does a lot of things like patching glyphs. I dont even know if these dependencies get removed.

I dont want any of this, just want a precompiled font that is copied to the system. I thought AUR would be the best option but if there’s a faster way I can do that.

You can look into chaotic-aur:

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But I did have chaotic aur installed! It didn’t pick any fonts from it. I followed the setup in the chaotic site and forums here.

If you have Chaotic AUR enabled you can install precompiled AUR packages with a pacman -S command.

You can always just download the fonts and install them manually. For example, I use the AurulentSansMono fonts downloaded from here: https://www.download-free-fonts.com/details/84091/aurulentsansmono-regular. Copy them over to $HOME/.local/share/fonts - this directory may not exist - then run fc-cache -rv.