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

Then it should work.


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=””

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

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