MS Core Fonts

The corefonts are “free” fonts produced by Microsoft. They include many fonts you are expected to have (such as Times New Roman).

On Debian/Ubuntu, you can install the package “ttf-mscorefonts-installer”. As the fonts themselves are not DFSG-free, you need get them separately.

On Debian, if you set your debconf priority low, then it’ll ask you where you want to download them from:

# DEBIAN_PRIORITY=low aptitude install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

You can leave all the questions blank, except for the one about the mirror. For that, enter

http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/packages/corefonts/

Then it should work.

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how do you install

how do you install msttcorefont on ubuntu using synaptic package manager?

You probably don't

Seriously, I don’t think there is any easy way to do it graphically. (unless you are off campus or have set up transparent proxying)

sudo vim

sudo vim /var/lib/dpkg/info/msttcorefonts.postinst

Change the section starting with URLROOTS to read as follows: URLROOTS=”http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/packages/corefonts/”

Now you’ll be able to install it with Synaptic Package Manager

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