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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.
ttmkfdir utility
cabextract utility

2) # sudo yum install rpm-build cabextract

3) # wget

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.


Anonymous said...

The link times out like a mofo. Hopefully it's only a temporary issue. Either way, many thanks for the guide.

Sanjay said...

I have a question whether it will work on buggy os fedora 17?

Orb Najes said...

Try this instead ...

rpm -i

This rpm installs the fonts from sourceforge at install time, it does not contain the fonts. In addition, it pulls in updated fonts from the EUupdate font set, and installs the fonts correctly to X core and Xft.

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