Sunday, December 21, 2014

Install Microsoft Fonts In Ubuntu

Install the Microsoft Core Fonts
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

Make a font directory
sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/Vista

Make a tempory storage directory
mkdir ~/Desktop/Vista

Download Microsoft Power Point Viewer 2007

Open the .exe file with Archive Manger

Double click ppviewer.cab file

Select each .TTF (TrueType font) file by single clicking it while holding down CTRL. Then select Extract. Save these fonts in the Desktop folder you created.

Move the extracted Microsoft fonts to your system font folder
sudo mv ~/Desktop/Vista /usr/share/fonts/Vista

Update your font cache
sudo fc-cache -fv

Your Windows fonts are ready to be used by any program or user on your system, you can delete the temporary Desktop folder.