Installing Microsoft MS Core Fonts In Ubuntu

by vitalbodies on July 22nd, 2008

Installing Microsoft MS Core Fonts In Ubuntu:

The terminal command below will only install the MS Core fonts rather than ALL of the fonts an artist may have used to create documents. For example, a CorelDraw user may have over 1000 fonts that comes with CorelDraw. VitalBodies is attempting to move away from using proprietary fonts like the fonts owned by MS but we understand that not all users are able to do so.

The graphical way to install (or uninstall) these fonts:

Applications > Add/Remove… Show: All Available Applications > Search: Fonts > Enable:

Microsoft Core Fonts:
Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the Web including:
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
You will need an Internet connection to download these fonts if you don’t already have them.

From the Ubuntu Wiki: “The msttcorefonts package contains the Microsoft freeware (non-Free because they are non-modifiable) web fonts. (Note: Most Microsoft fonts are included in this package; however, it does not include Tahoma or Arial Narrow. For more information on installing msttcorefonts please refer to RestrictedFormats”

Learn More About MS Core Fonts Controversy:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts


VitalBodies Guides – The How Tos Of Fonts In Ubuntu

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