Ubuntu – Installing Microsoft Fonts

Microsoft Fonts

Note: The package ttf-liberation contains free variants of the Times, Arial and Courier fonts. Those fonts are recommended instead unless you specifically need one of the other Microsoft fonts.

To install the Microsoft core fonts, you will first need to enable the Multiverse repository. Then install the msttcorefonts package by any of the means listed here. After installing the font package you will need to update the shared font directories with the following command in a terminal shell.

Note: the msttcorefonts package does not work if you are behind a proxy server.

Installing TTF FONTS in Ubuntu 9.10

After spending a few hours looking and trying out suggestions from various places on the Internet. An All User Install of TTF Fonts goes
like this:

sudo su
cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype
mkdir 500fonts
cd /home/user/Desktop/500fonts
cp -r *.TTF /usr/share/fonts/truetype/500fonts
sudo fc-cache -fv  (* note the space after the word cache)

after a few moments…


It looks at all the fonts in the Font Cache and re-installs them. So if you have a Windows Font CD of TTF Fonts, you can now use it in LINUX.
You can add the ones out of the list to the open office folder, in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice, and they should appear in

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