8:48 - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How To Install MS Fonts On Ubuntu 12.04

How to install MS fonts on ubuntu 12.04

I did sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer and it seems it is successfully.
But why I am not seeing new fonts? (e.g. when I got to select font in my profile for my terminal)?

$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer[sudo] password for cheungs: Reading package lists... DoneBuilding dependency tree       Reading state information... DoneThe following NEW packages will be installed:  ttf-mscorefonts-installer0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 387 not upgraded.Need to get 0 B/27.4 kB of archives.After this operation, 133 kB of additional disk space will be used.Preconfiguring packages ...Selecting previously unselected package ttf-mscorefonts-installer.(Reading database ... 198874 files and directories currently installed.)Unpacking ttf-mscorefonts-installer (from .../ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.4ubuntu3_all.deb) ...mscorefonts-eula license has already been acceptedProcessing triggers for fontconfig ...Processing triggers for update-notifier-common ...ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arialb32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/comic32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/courie32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/georgi32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/impact32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/times32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/trebuc32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/verdan32.exettf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/webdin32.exeThese fonts were provided by Microsoft "in the interest of cross-platform compatibility".  This is no longer the case, but they arestill available from third parties.You are free to download these fonts and use them for your own use,but you may not redistribute them in modified form, including changesto the file name or packaging format.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpKiZJn9.exe  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting andale.inf  extracting fontinst.exe  extracting AndaleMo.TTF  extracting ADVPACK.DLL  extracting W95INF32.DLL  extracting W95INF16.DLLAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpscRkMp.exe  extracting FONTINST.EXE  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting Ariali.TTF  extracting Arialbd.TTF  extracting Arialbi.TTF  extracting Arial.TTFAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpbj6o_K.exe  extracting fontinst.exe  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting AriBlk.TTFAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpPcR86z.exe  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting Comicbd.TTF  extracting Comic.TTF  extracting fontinst.exeAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpOhqPyy.exe  extracting cour.ttf  extracting courbd.ttf  extracting courbi.ttf  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting couri.ttf  extracting fontinst.exeAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmp4d_sD6.exe  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting Georgiaz.TTF  extracting Georgiab.TTF  extracting Georgiai.TTF  extracting Georgia.TTF  extracting fontinst.exeAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpWCFmAL.exe  extracting fontinst.exe  extracting Impact.TTF  extracting fontinst.infAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpdBzrJ6.exe  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting Times.TTF  extracting Timesbd.TTF  extracting Timesbi.TTF  extracting Timesi.TTF  extracting FONTINST.EXEAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpu_gD4C.exe  extracting FONTINST.EXE  extracting trebuc.ttf  extracting Trebucbd.ttf  extracting trebucbi.ttf  extracting trebucit.ttf  extracting fontinst.infAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmpLiBv4G.exe  extracting fontinst.exe  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting Verdanab.TTF  extracting Verdanai.TTF  extracting Verdanaz.TTF  extracting Verdana.TTFAll done, no errors.Extracting cabinet: /tmp/tmp_4WDyE.exe  extracting fontinst.exe  extracting Webdings.TTF  extracting fontinst.inf  extracting Licen.TXTAll done, no errors.All fonts downloaded and installed.Setting up ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.4ubuntu3) ...

The fonts were definitely correctly installed, says the log.

Your problem, however, probably lies less with the fact that the fonts aren’t in the list, but with the fact that you’re trying to use the wrong fonts. The GUI terminal profile manager only allows choosing fixed width or monospace fonts by default. That means, a font with which you can see (if you definitely want it on the Terminal) whether or not the msfonts are accessible from within Ubuntu would be the Courier New.

They should also be available in LibreOffice, however.

There may be a way to force a non-monospace font to be displayed in the Terminal through altering the profile files to point to the correct font, but that’s discouraged as monospace fonts are intended to make text-only formatting (f.e. ASCII drawings, character-based tables) possible.

In LibreOffice Writer, access Tools -> Options -> Fonts
Put a check in the Apply replacement table field. Replace some font you don’t
want with the one you do. Writer seems to make all new fonts available at
that time.

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