aelfinn wrote:Thanks for trying, but that didn't work. The font still doesn't show up in OpenOffice's font list.
I checked both the terminal, and synaptic (mint menu>package manager)
apt search msttcorefontsI didn't create a .fonts folder in my /home/userID/.fonts (userID is the logged in user name)
i msttcorefonts - transitional dummy package
synaptic search mssttcorefonts
This package exists to facilitate upgrades to ttf-mscorefonts-installer.
apt search ttf-mscorefonts-installer
i ttf-mscorefonts-installer - Installer for Microsoft TrueType core font
--so the link given by Husse, should have been OK, if you installed the ttf-mscorefonts-installer
--I just let the system put them inplace via the sudo prefix , and they go into the system location /usr/share/fonts
In the terminal
mint menu>Applications>Terminalhttp://embraceubuntu.com/2005/09/09/ins ... oft-fonts/http://www.krishnamoorthy.in/2009/07/in ... buntu.html
--remember to run sudo fc-cache -fv
-- sudo apt-get install ttf-liberation
; same method for any other fonts you want installed, either synaptic or apt and know the font family names
Assuming you have the correct repositories available in Mint; installed by the default installation
--then msttfonts show under /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts
and for OpenOffice show under /usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice
ls -l /usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 111620 2009-04-14 03:26 opens___.ttf
If you want to check their look, just use mint menu>Computer /usr/share/fonts/truetype
; type that into the location bar, and you will get the list of fonts, then you can browse any type (family of fonts) installed, open one and see its style/look..