Install Microsoft TrueType Fonts in Ubuntu (Or Derivative)

Written by Scott

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So I’d grown accustomed to the default fonts in Mint, and hadn’t had any issues since the font smoothing. But today I decided to install the Windows TrueType fonts….and wow, what a difference!

It’s not so much the fonts themselves, just that nearly everything online and off is built using them. So websites look different–heck, my blog even looks different.

So here’s how:
From Terminal, type: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
Enter sudo password and off you go.

Update the cache by then typing:
sudo fc-cache -fv

  • Thanks, got mine working. It worried me that most articles regrading MS TTF are too dated (2004 or earlier), and that the procedures wouldn't be applicable on 8.04/Hardy Heron.Worked like a charm. Again, thanks. 🙂

  • Thanks–glad it helped. The fonts are also available through Synaptic, but had difficulty searching for them. This was easier!