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Author Topic: [Solved] How to install the Microsoft Core Fonts on Debian or Sparkylinux  (Read 2899 times)

Offline way12go

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How to install the Microsoft Core Fonts on Debian or Sparkylinux

To install the Microsoft Fonts in Linux, you have to install the Microsoft TrueType core fonts package.

sudo apt-cache search microsoft truetype core fonts

ttf-mscorefonts-installer - Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts

And now, install the package with apt-get:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

After you press <OK> and <Yes> to accept the Terms and Conditions in the TUI (text user interface) window that appears your installation will finish and you  will be able to use both the Microsoft and the Ubuntu fonts in OpenOffice, LibreOffice or any other text editor.

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The Microsoft most famous fonts are now available in your Linux:

Arial
Comic Sans
Times New Roman
Verdana
Webdings
For a better font rendering, do this:

sudo ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

After the next login you should notice a big difference in the font rendering.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 11:46:27 am by way12go »
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