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Install Microsoft Fonts In Ubuntu


It is generally a good idea to install the default Microsoft fonts when using Ubuntu. It can help when you are using such software as OpenOffice, giving it the look and feel that you have created the document in Microsoft Office.


Also, many of the websites that have been designed use the default Microdoft fonts. Although Ubuntu uses its own versions of the Microsoft fonts whilst viewing a webpage, it’s nice to have these fonts to see how the website should properly look.


Fonts that are included in the


package are:


* Andale Mono


* Arial Black


* Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)


* Comic Sans MS (Bold)


* Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)


* Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)


* Impact


* Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)


* Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)


* Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)


* Webdings

To install the Microsoft Fonts, you need to make sure that you have the Universe Repositories enabled. After you have done this, install the package using the following command:


sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts


You will now have all the core True Type fonts that come with a default Windows installation.


If you want other True Type fonts to use on your Ubuntu, it is as simple as downloading the font you want, and placing it in the




To use the newly downloaded fonts, you can either log out, and back in again, or use the following command to regenerate the fonts cache:


sudo fc-cache -fv

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