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Install MS True Type Fonts in Fedora

Microsoft's True Type fonts can also be used on Linux. Not only can they improve visibility, they are essential for proper look and layout. The installation is very simple…


1) Make sure you have the following rpm-packages installed in your distribution. Any version should do.
rpm-build
wget
ttmkfdir utility
cabextract utility


2) # sudo yum install rpm-build cabextract

3) # wget http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

4) # rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

5) Note the path where the rpm is written and use it in the command below.
# rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

6) Restart the windows manager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.

Enjoy your new high quality fonts. To verify that the installation succeeded, please use the command 'xlsfonts | grep ^-microsoft'. You should see a whole lot of microsoft font names there. Please note that you need to restart all programs that you want to make aware of the new fonts.


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