Install Free Windows TrueType Fonts In Linux

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Install free Windows TrueType fonts in Linux.

As an old Windows user, you are used to using Arial, Times New Roman or Verdana, and these fonts are created by none other than Microsoft, which usually means that it costs money.

However, in this case, Microsoft has chosen to release these fonts free of charge.

Install free Windows TrueType fonts in Linux.

For Debian download here.

Installation via Synaptic is recommended.

Installation via a terminal window:

cd downloads

Press Enter.

sudo dpkg -i ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb

Press Enter.

sudo apt-get install -f

Alternative installation option:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

After installation, you should have these fonts installed:

/.
/usr
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/ttf-mscorefonts-installer
/usr/share/doc/ttf-mscorefonts-installer/README.Debian
/usr/share/doc/ttf-mscorefonts-installer/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/ttf-mscorefonts-installer/copyright
/usr/share/fonts
/usr/share/fonts/truetype
/usr/share/lintian
/usr/share/lintian/overrides
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/ttf-mscorefonts-installer
/var
/var/lib
/var/lib/msttcorefonts
/var/lib/msttcorefonts/cabfiles.sha256sums

Fonts included:

  • 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
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