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Installing Microsoft Fonts September 9, 2005

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Even if you use OpenOffice, you might still want all the Microsoft TrueType fonts so that documents created using Word or PowerPoint look as they were supposed to when you open them with OpenOffice. Also, with the Microsoft Fonts installed we browsing will be better since the pages will look as the designer originally intended them to. Most webpages are designed with Microsoft fonts in mind. The stylesheet specify these fonts. On Linux, when these specified fonts are not available on your computer, they are replaced with generic equivalents. With these fonts installed, you will see the page as it was designed. To install the fonts, all you need to do in Ubuntu is to install the msttcorefonts package. Instructions for installation are given below.

The Truetype Microsoft fonts provided by the package include:

  • 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

Installing Microsoft Truetype fonts on Ubuntu

You can install the MS core fonts by installing the msttcorefonts package. To do this, enable the “Universe” component of the repositories. This is done by default in Feisty. After you do that, use the following command from the command line:

$sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

This will give you the core fonts, but if there are other TrueType fonts that you want installed, it is as easy as copying the font files to the ~/.fonts/ directory.

After installing new fonts, you will have to log out and log in again to be able to see and use the new fonts. If you want to avoid this, you can regenerate the fonts cache by issuing the following command:
$sudo fc-cache -fv

Comments»

1. tab gilbert - July 14, 2006

you come up with some great pratical stuff -

2. Limulus - July 14, 2006

msttcorefonts has an amusing history; Microsoft licensed the fonts for anyone to freely use (regardless of OS) to help boost the market share of IE. When they won the first browser wars, they removed the files from their site… but the license says you can freely redistribute them so that’s how we can legally use them :)

BTW, I filed a bug on launchpad because Tahoma isn’t included in the Debian/Ubuntu versions of msttcorefonts: https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/msttcorefonts/+bug/50529

See also http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/ :)

noeleon - October 12, 2009

i love tahoma :(

Chiko - June 29, 2010

me too

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4. Raam Dev - July 25, 2006

Googled for “how to install web core fonts ubuntu” and your blog was second in the results list. Very useful information. Now my Eclipse PHP code fonts look MUCH nicer.

Thank you!

5. daywalker - August 25, 2006

Thanks very much for the tip on installing the MS fonts. This will help make things more home-like in Ubuntu.

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7. Joe - September 6, 2006

Awesome. That was so leet. I Googled for “how to install truetype fonts ubuntu” and got this. This works, simple, and was easy to understand.

Good job making it into my RSS feeds list :-)

8. anonymous - September 10, 2006

“$sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts” does not work on Ubuntu 6.06. I get an error :
Package msttcorefonts has no installation candidate

9. René González V. - September 11, 2006

Add universe and multiverse repositories,

” All done, no errors.
All fonts downloaded and installed.”

10. Andrew Swihart - September 17, 2006

even after this, the fonts looked better in Windows, is there an equivalent of ClearType for Linux? Or do fonts just look worse in Linux, period.

11. Lilandra, Empress of Chocolate - September 18, 2006

what script does this run if i want to install it? mine can’t download the files from sourceforge so i downloaded them manually and now I don’t know where to put them so they’re available to everyone!

12. ubuntonista - September 18, 2006

Lilandra,

Try the third method in http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/12/adding-windows-fonts-in-linux.html please.

I would suggest trying to install msttcorefonts again. Youc an do this by
$sudo apt-get install –reinstall msttcorefonts

Sourceforge might just have had a temporary glitch or something.

13. Lilandra, Empress of Chocolate - September 25, 2006

thanks!

14. Rob Hunter - October 3, 2006

Andrew Swihart: Yes, you can make fonts look nice. You need to enable what they call “sub-pixel antialiasing” (like ClearType).

If you are using a GNOME-based distribution like Ubuntu, you can find the preference in your “System” menu under “Preferences”/”Fonts”.

15. boo-k00 - October 14, 2006

The fonts you copy from windows are located in:

C:/WINDOWS/FONTS on Windows 95 or Windows 98 systems.
C:/WINNT/FONTS on Windows NT, 2000, XP systems.

Just drag ‘em into this directory: /home/my_name/.fonts

16. Andrew Swihart - October 18, 2006

everything looks bigger in ubuntu, as if the font dpi has been increased, but its at 96, just like Windows, so why is everything still bigger?

I just can’t see as much at 1280×1024 as I can on Windows

17. Quack_er - October 24, 2006

I’m getting this error when I try to download msttcorefonts package from Ubuntu’s Package website. (I’m newb to Linux)

“Error: Dependency is not satisfiable:cabextract”

Can someone help me?

18. Quack_er - October 24, 2006

Nevermind, following these instructions worked for me and should help poster #8, found the solution on ubuntuforums

Use Synaptic Package Manager, look under the Settings Menu and choose Repositories.
Then click on Add and select the Multiverse Repositories. It will take a little bit to load the new repositories.
msttfcorefonts will now be there.

Mark it for Installation and choose Apply.

19. Anant Vyas - December 18, 2006

Nice article. Worked well for me. Thanks

20. asantainnasa - January 5, 2007

very nice.
i had trouble with my wined mathtype, now it all works
thanks! =]

21. Sumanth Krishna - January 29, 2007

I tried to install the trutype fonts in my ubuntu 6.06 and I got this following error:
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree… Done
Package msttcorefonts is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package msttcorefonts has no installation candidate

22. Sumanth Krishna - January 29, 2007

I tried to install the trutype fonts in my ubuntu 6.06 and I got this following error:
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree… Done
Package msttcorefonts is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package msttcorefonts has no installation candidate

Can u give me more details!

23. Robert Harvey - February 8, 2007

Edwardian Script ITC is a nice-looking font and I installed it from a free source some weeks ago. However, even though it appears to be installed, when I try to use it I get Times New Roman instead. My operating system is Windows XP. Can anyone give me some help, please?

24. sandeep - February 12, 2007

if u have windows as other OS this is easy method

login as root to do so u may refer
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=31053

then open fonts:/// in nautilius
copy fonts(ttf) from /WINDOWS/FONTS/ to the directory above

25. Dave Schrom - February 14, 2007

Hey, thanks Boo-K00 !! Your post #15 is the easiest way to get MS-Fonts on Ubuntu-Linux. I’m using both AbiWord & OpenOffice and it WORKS like a CHARM !!! Nevermind all the other intensive posts…

26. Alex - February 20, 2007

Thanks for the tip! The relevance of your post just proves Google’s accuracy again!

27. Er - March 15, 2007

I had to activate the Multiverse repositories (comment 18) and then:
>apt-get update
>apt-get install msttcorefonts
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

Thanks for the tip. This post saved my day.

28. ubuntu-user - March 30, 2007

For ubuntu users: since adding the universe and multiverse didn’t work for me either, i.e. apt-get install msttcorefonts still gave the same error, I copied the MS true type fonts directory (I got it from another system) to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ (set owner root.root and permissions 644 for this directory and files).

29. ubuntu-user - March 30, 2007

P.S. If you are wondering where to find the fonts, get them from Windows!

30. Grant - April 1, 2007

According to message 15 above by boo-k00, after telling you where to look for your font files in Windows, she then says “Just drag ‘em into this directory: /home/my_name/.fonts” Well…when I look in my /home/grant/ directory, there is no “.fonts” directory, not even when I do a Ctrl+H to show the hidden files! Can anyone assist me with this?

I have a large number of fonts I want to move from Windows.

31. Anders Jacobsen - April 12, 2007

Grant: try

cd ~
mkdir .fonts

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37. ferieguru - May 27, 2007

Ok, thank you mister, just what I was looking for.

38. Adrian - May 29, 2007

Great tip, thanks!

39. zakiakhmad - June 5, 2007

Hei, it’s nice to know you. Thanks for the tip!

40. Dan Morrison - June 12, 2007

Thanks HEAPS.
That was the (almost) last piece to my puzzle!

For interest, I was trying to get fonts onto a webserver so that I could run fancy image-generating functions ( SVG conversions via LibrSVG ) and needed the fonts available.
On a hosted environment, of course, it was tricky to get an admin to install arbitrary fonts, but instead I was able to get my webserver process to do it for me!
Using a small run-once bit of php:
“mkdir ~/.fonts”,
“cp $dir/*.ttf ~/.fonts/”,
“fc-cache -fv ~/.fonts/”,
My http daemon (www-data) can now use my new fonts! Really cool.

The gotcha was that the Apache process had to be stopped and started for the change to take effect. NOT restarted. Stopped. And Started.
… Just a bit of feedback in case any of the other lucky folk finding this HOWTO are thinking of something similar.

PS. I’m non-affiliated, but I found thousands of easily browsable (free) fonts at http://www.creamundo.com/ FYI.

41. NikkiJ - June 14, 2007

This is a great little “how to”, I’ll certainly be coming back to your blog if I need help with anything else

42. NextStep - June 16, 2007

This is what I was looking for. really, great work. thanks alot

43. ubuntuser - July 3, 2007

Thank you so much!

44. web design geek - July 9, 2007

Useful & Practical – makes web design a lot easier when you see what the majority of people see. Thanks Carthik!

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47. Zaiaku - July 12, 2007

I’m getting a problem with some fonts. It may be the font itself or some type of curruption.

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49. joao - July 23, 2007

Mad props to you!
great stuff… great instructions…

Joao

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51. Dante - July 29, 2007

Excellente and really useful information…
keep on with the excellente work

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53. 9400 - August 26, 2007

Thank you, I’ve been wondering how to install random TTF fonts that I downloaded lol.

54. Dan Forrester - August 29, 2007

thank you. I wasn’t happy with the way the web looked with the default fonts in Ubuntu.

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56. Puner - September 13, 2007

What about Calibri and other fonts that dont come with that package?

57. Rosemarie - September 24, 2007

Thanks for the post.

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60. n3tfury - October 21, 2007

thanks for this how-to! works great.

61. Chris - October 26, 2007

I have found the font installer does not work. On Feisty and gutsy is fails at the download of andale.exe. It attempts to download then times out and moves to the next source and ends up going through all the sources and does not download then ends with an error message. On trying to remove the package it fails as well doing exactly what it did when it was trying to install the fonts.
So now I have a package I can;t remove, fix or use at all. Every tine I installa new package it goes through trying to install the fonts and fails.

62. Angel - November 6, 2007

Chris – I have been having the same problem as you. I havent found a way to fix it either.

63. Thomas - November 6, 2007

Chris, Angel
Are you using a proxy to connect to the web?
My Synaptic failed with the same errors you describe, so I tried:

sudo env http_proxy=http://my.proxy.server:3128
apt-get install msttcorefonts

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65. anonymous - November 11, 2007

Hmm, didn’t know MS made Times New Roman. Those bastards… well, that’s something I didn’t know since I’ve been using Windows 3.1 … hmm…

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67. miriam - December 10, 2007

thanx! i agree with joe ;)

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69. David - December 13, 2007

Regarding #61 and #62, I’m using gutsy as well and I didn’t have problems installing it.

70. Shreya - December 27, 2007

Hey . . . I’m on Ubuntu + OpenOffice right now, and they work great – but I have one MAJOR problem – the fonts are terrible. I want to install Bradley Hand ITC, but I don’t know how to do it. Any Help ?

71. Larry Weeks - December 28, 2007

Thanks for this one .. it is a really great option…i have about 1500 fonts that I can use but was not able to access them before..I love linux..bye bye windows.

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73. Manca - January 3, 2008

Hi,
I’ve just installed fonts but i don’t see major differences when i select Times New Roman in firefox. They simply don’t look as good as they look in Windows. Is there an option to turn on true type / clear type?

Thanks.

74. ISIIS - January 5, 2008

Times New Roman in firefox looking bad, why?

75. dave - January 15, 2008

Still having the same problems as #61 and #62.
the sourceforge.net just fails and times out.
Tried it with feisty, mint, and gutsy with the same results. There has to be a way to erase the config info so it does not keep trying to install the msttcorefonts every time you want to install something.

76. Nightingale - January 24, 2008

I am trying to run a program called “Steam.” According to some instructions I found, I need tahoma font. I am having difficultly with this, what can I do?
If you need to see the program go to steampowered.com
Thanks.

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79. chief executive techninician - February 24, 2008

perfect ubuntu rocks

80. sergio - March 7, 2008

if you’re looking for a guide on how to install any font in ubuntu, i found a good one here http://www.eha2.com/random-thoughts/installing-fonts-in-ubuntu/

81. NullHead - April 4, 2008

This is a very nice post! I love it! I now can use all of my fonts!!! I’m running Ubuntu 8.04 and it worked like a charm, Thanks for this!

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85. Roachy - May 6, 2008

Just what I was looking for :)

Many thanks

86. quant - May 19, 2008

after $sudo fc-cache -fv I now have a /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts directory having the required fonts but how do i use them in firefox? I can’t see them in the drop down menu for the any of the font lists in Edit->Prefs->Content->Fonts

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88. nick humphrey - June 11, 2008

fyi:
when i installed msttcorefonts it told me also to install:
sudo apt-get install x-ttcidfont-conf

89. nick humphrey - June 11, 2008

to get the tahoma fonts:
mkdir ~/.fonts
cp /usr/share/wine/fonts/tahoma* ~/.fonts

90. Rufus Herring - July 9, 2008

Did that (installed msttcorefonts: then added my XP fonts to the fonts folder) in Gutsy and it made Firefox crash every time I opened it. Removing the MS fonts and Firefox worked properly again.

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92. Web Designer Kent - July 21, 2008

Ive been working on CSS based sites for sometime but still get the odd error in firefox ! wish they just played ball the same when designing, would make life a whole lot easier for everyone involved… but then that would be to simple and obvious…lol

93. Seul - July 30, 2008

It has been said before, but I’ll say it again:
Thank.
You.

94. Jitaditya Kumar - September 3, 2008

Thanks so much , now i can use my fav courier new pt12 , coding without it seemed weird . No longer :)

thanks

95. Paul - September 5, 2008

Am I the only one that’s seen this?
———-
paul@T61-CTO:~$ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package msttcorefonts is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package msttcorefonts has no installation candidate
———-

96. Donnieakalefty - September 6, 2008

it was great i just converted to linux to see if it was worth trying and its hard to convert from windows XP/vista into something so different.

So getting old fonts and themes from XP/Vista made the move much easier.

Its still a lot of work and understanding but its a good start.

Thanks for the great guide im trying it know as type this.

97. HydroMan - September 17, 2008

I have been trying to get NeoSans.otf font installed within OpenOffice 2.4 but OpenOffice is not picking up the fonts after I have installed them.

I put my new fonts in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/NeoSans
and also in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/myfonts/Neosans

and ran this command in the shell: fc-cache -fv

The system updated the font cache and I can use the NeoSans font on a system wide basis, however OpenOffice 2.4 does not show the fonts in the character list.

Can anyone help please?

Been looking at Google OS Beta or gOS from http://www.thinkgos.com recently, tis very snazzy.

98. Dhimas - October 6, 2008

Thank you very much guys.. Very helpful

99. pavankiran - October 19, 2008

iam very happy to see this command and installing it in my ubuntu
if u have any information about downloading dependencies like libpango1.0-0,etc. any defaultly downloads are avalible in net tere are not.pls tell

100. zerline - October 20, 2008

hi! i kinda like this! keep it up

101. eku - October 21, 2008

Hi .. I wonder where did all of you obtain your avatar images or pics… and what they mean. I see all of them interesting.

102. eku - October 21, 2008

I see

103. ruiz - October 21, 2008

that is mine

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105. mehdi - November 4, 2008

hi.I have a persian trutype font on my desktop & i copy it to /usr/share/fonts/trutype/myfonts that myfont is a forder is made by myself.but it doesn’t copy & i have a message “permission denied”.I use ubuntu linux.what must i do to work it?I am bigdiner in ubuntu.

106. Jiang - November 6, 2008

it works. Thank you very much

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109. Christian MacDonald - November 14, 2008

Oh Man, thank you so much. I was shocked when my 3500+ fonts were not on Ubuntu, well I am glad that your site came across.

Keep up the great work.

Christian

110. Charles - November 22, 2008

If you want sharp fonts the Windows XP way on Linux: http://www.sharpfonts.com

111. Bakelite Gal - November 30, 2008

Thanks, I wanted to use a .TTF (font) in Powerpoint and these comments helped. This has saved me a lot of time so just wanted to say thanks :-)

112. Josh Westbrook - January 8, 2009

Thank you so much! Worked like a charm in about 45 seconds! Great advice! Bookmarked!

113. Hooty - January 10, 2009

Thanks.

114. Truthseeker - January 12, 2009

How to add ttf fonts on ubuntu

115. sam - January 14, 2009

hi
can some one please tell me in very simple terms how to install .ttf file that I downloaded from the net. I have no Idea how to use ubuntu but my brother put it on my computer and it’s driving me nuts I cant get any work done.
thanks

116. Andrei Eftimie - January 16, 2009

it works like a charms. thanks

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120. Jagadeesh Krishnamurthy - February 23, 2009

Thanks for the tip, buddy :)

121. widi - March 12, 2009

it’s easy and works…
thanks for the post man… ;)

122. adam - March 31, 2009

to get the latest version, try also
$sudo apt-get upgrade msttcorefonts

123. Electronic Genius - April 19, 2009

Brilliant my friend! Brilliant!

124. boy bastos - April 20, 2009

Great Job! Thank you! cnn.com looks a lot better on my firefox/ubuntu now.

125. jumaidi - April 21, 2009

i already did what you suggest to install microsoft font. actually I use ubuntu intrepid ibex and try to install with command “apt-get install msttcorefonts” The error was displayed to me like ” couldn’t find the package”. May be every one can help me with this error. thank’s…

126. Tim - May 4, 2009

I get this error –

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

Koushik - May 17, 2009

you got this error because you might have the update package running. Before UBUNTU could install anything it needs to have those files locked. If you are not running any other sudo apt-get command it should not throw any error.

cheers

127. Mislav - May 6, 2009

You rock! Works for jaunty 64bit :D

128. Angel Mass - May 6, 2009

All hail to WEBDINGS

129. Kosmas - May 7, 2009

THX A LOT, This is a great help

130. jeffjose - May 18, 2009

Trying it out now. Thanks a lot for this post.

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132. Hernan - May 24, 2009

you’re the best i’m a VERDANA addict. :)

133. Ivo - June 12, 2009

thanks for this tut… practical and simple, just what I was looking for

134. Farhad - June 17, 2009

Thanks dude, great help. I used it twice!

135. ace - July 15, 2009

sudo apt-get update

before commands if you are having trouble.

136. TDK - August 12, 2009

This worked beautifully on my Ubuntu 9.04 (64-bit) system. Thanks!

137. Subhendu Sinha - August 19, 2009

Its great help

thanks

thanks very much. Do u know i shifted from Red Hat to Ubuntu.

I was a great Red Hat praiser. Today on my new system i loaded Ubuntu.
Let see

138. Bharath - August 20, 2009

Thank you. This worked great.

139. abtin - September 1, 2009

thank you so much!!

140. Nessaja - September 22, 2009

Thank-you. This helped me.

141. Chris - October 17, 2009

This may be an old posted message but it is correct today in that it worked on my ubuntu 9.04 install of open office 3.0 may kudos to this author…..

142. Bailey - October 19, 2009

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In 9.10 this has changed.

It’s now ttf-mscorefonts-installer. Luckily it’s only a few stesp down from the older version in Synaptic!

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or you can copy the fonts in C:>Windows>Fonts (if you have Windows in your computer) copy all TTF file in there then create folder “.fonts” in your home dir and paste there

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150. Alex - January 9, 2010

Fonty Python

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FontyPython is a GUI tool to manage ttf fonts on GNU/Linux system. It is written in Python and WxWidgets.
You can collect any fonts together (even ones not in your system font folders) into ‘pogs’ and then install and remove the pogs as you need them. In this way you can control what fonts are in your user font folder – thus avoiding long lists of fonts in the font chooser dialogues of your application.

License: Open Source

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151. Alex - January 9, 2010

Oops, Forgot to mention Fonty Python it is in Ubuntu Software Center, I am not certain if you need to add the universe repository or any others or not to get it. But I found it in the software center and installed it, though, I have not used it yet… good luck.

152. Steps to setting up Ubuntu « Skudfripsu – Endeavor in Edification - January 12, 2010

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Please help me!! I was trying to install my mew program microsoft Office Home and student 2007 program when i got this error message “do not have access to directory
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159. Ubuntu Notes Dump « bishfoo - April 2, 2010

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if u r trying to install this on anything before 9.10 you need to get your head screwed on, go to ftp://ftp.ii.net/linux and find the latest Ubuntu release, burn it and install it.

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166. Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Discussion Thread - Page 13 - Open Source and Linux | TechEnclave - May 14, 2010

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Little things go a long way! Being popular does not mean being genius!

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doesn’t work

# apt-get install msttcorefonts
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package msttcorefonts is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
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174. Ubuntu Notes « bishfoo - July 27, 2010

[...] Install Microsoft fonts. (Source) sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts sudo fc-cache [...]

175. ilgaar - July 31, 2010

for those of you who use Ubuntu 10, there is a much easier way to install the Microsoft font. just got to Applications>Ubuntu Software Center>Fonts and from the list choose Microsoft fonts. you can type ms or Microsoft in the search field to find it much quicker.

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Once I had followed your advice and installed M/S fonts I found I could not install my favorites, //Sheer%20Beauty%20Regular.ttf and
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185. Ubuntu’ya Microsoft fontları kurmak « Suat ATAN * KARALAMA DEFTERİ - November 19, 2010

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189. 10 Things to do after a Fresh Ubuntu Install - December 6, 2010

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190. links for 2010-12-07 « Talkabout - December 7, 2010

[...] To get #Courier New #typewriter #font on #Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts | http://bit.ly… <blockquote><p>You can install the MS core fonts by installing the msttcorefonts package. To do this, enable the “Universe” component of the repositories. This is done by default in Feisty. After you do that, use the following command from the command line:</p><pre>$sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts</pre><p>This will give you the core fonts, but if there are other TrueType fonts that you want installed, it is as easy as copying the font files to the ~/.fonts/ directory.</p><p>After installing new fonts, you will have to log out and log in again to be able to see and use the new fonts. If you want to avoid this, you can regenerate the fonts cache by issuing the following command:</p><pre>$sudo fc-cache -fv</pre></blockquote> (tags: tip tips ubuntu typewriter font howto apt-get install linux) [...]

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I can’t install it! I dont know how to agree to the microsoft agreement!!!

193. Guitar Teacher Kent - January 1, 2011

i ant it to work either whats wrong ? any ideas .?

194. Jake - January 8, 2011

I followed the steps but when I entered the command line into terminal I got this response:

~~~~@~~~~-desktop:~$ $sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

I replaced the account name with ~’s for privacy reasons but this should still make sense. What am I supposed to do, does anybody know? I am upgrading to Ubuntu version 10.04 right now so if the problem is OS specific than that information might help.

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196. Adding MS fonts in my Linux system | Boula Lemonia's Blog - January 18, 2011

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197. Edwin Dalorzo - January 20, 2011

The package is called ttf-mscorefonts-installer in Ubuntu Maverick.

It appears they have changed its name.

198. abdul - January 20, 2011

thank you man, it works for my ubuntu 10.10..

199. Ubuntu Notes - January 28, 2011

[...] Install Microsoft fonts. (Source) sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts sudo fc-cache [...]

200. glassempire51 - February 4, 2011

works fine on Ubuntu 10.10.1 – thanks

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Anyone have the problem where it strips your ubuntu theme back to basics? ubuntu 10.10 2.6.35-25-generic

202. Random832 - March 2, 2011

$sudo? your prompt doesn’t have a space in front of it? People are gonna paste that and not know why the command didn’t work… with a space, “$: command not found” maks the mistake at least a bit more obvious.

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208. Migrating to Ubuntu 11.04 from Windows and general Ubuntu tips « Karma techy - June 4, 2011

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