Install Microsoft TrueType Core Fonts on Linux
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Are you having trouble installing the Microsoft TrueType core fonts on Ubuntu? If so, you're not alone. Many Ubuntu users have encountered issues with the standard method for installing these fonts, which involves downloading them from Microsoft servers. In this blog post, we'll explore the issue and provide an alternative solution for installing the fonts.
The standard method for installing the Microsoft TrueType core fonts on Ubuntu involves running the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
This command should download and install the fonts from the Microsoft servers. However, many users have reported encountering errors or issues during the installation process.
If you're unable to install the Microsoft TrueType core fonts using the standard method, an alternative solution is to download the fonts as a tar file and install them manually. Here's how to do it:
Step1:- Download the tar file
wget -O msttcorefonts.tar.gz https://www.onworks.net/owncloud/index.php/s/ck6d9ZCMsFmlXQg/download
Step2:- Extract the contents of the tar file to the
sudo tar -zxvf msttcorefonts.tar.gz -C /usr/share/fonts/truetype
Step3:- After extracting the contents of the tar file, run the following command to update the font cache:
fc-cache -f -v
To verify if the fonts are properly installed, use the following command to check if the "Times New Roman" font is available:
sudo fc-match 'Times New Roman'
That's it! You should now be able to use the Microsoft TrueType core fonts on your Linux system.
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