Installing Microsoft Truetype core fonts

Microsoft’s arm is really long. There is many Microsoft users and it is really easy to find a document or a website using proprietary fonts included in Windows. Sometimes this can be a problem if we want to see that document or website as the designer intended, as usually are not included by default in Linux.

Usually, just installing the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the Web solves the problem. This package includes:

  • 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

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
sudo fc-cache -f -v
									

You will need to accept the license in order to allow the installation to complete.

If you are using Ubuntu, you need to activate the Multiverse repository previous to installation.

However, we can also use the package ttf-liberation, which includes fonts developed by Fedora with the same metrics than the Microsoft ones. The fonts included in this package are:

  • Liberation Mono
  • Liberation Sans
  • Liberation Serif

sudo apt-get install ttf-liberation
sudo fc-cache -f -v