HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixed]

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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixe

Postby Nick_Djinn » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:20 pm

I like the fonts that look like a child wrote them.

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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixe

Postby saronyoisgod » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:42 am

wen i try to paste the extracted files in the fonts folder , it says u dont have write permissions and wen i use

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etc $/ chmod 777 fonts
it says u r not permittede to change the permissions !!!! wat to do ???

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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixed]

Postby rick » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:10 pm

Didn't work for me in mint. Downloads had Setup ODM.exe file in it which produced nothing but error windows. Thanks. Good try.

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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixed]

Postby DeMus » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:09 pm

I just installed it in Cinnamon 18 and it works as always: great.
How did you install it?

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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixed]

Postby Moem » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:42 pm

rick wrote:Didn't work for me in mint. Downloads had Setup ODM.exe file in it which produced nothing but error windows.

Well, yeah, .exe files do not work in Linux.

I'm not sure what you tried to install, maybe you can elaborate?
If you want MS fonts in Mint, you can simply open the Software Manager and install mscorefonts from there.
My other machine is a Thinkpad too.

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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixed]

Postby Flemur » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:02 pm

Downloads had Setup ODM.exe file in it which produced nothing but error windows.


Probably just as well: ODM="Open Downloader Manager".

It's bogus to download a downloader just to download files, and I always assume they're malware installers.

To install any .ttf file:
- as root/sudo, copy the file to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/<optional-directory>
- as root/sudo, run "fc-cache -fv"
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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixed]

Postby Moem » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:48 pm

And the GUI method:
- Download .ttf file
- Open the file in Font Viewer (doubleclicking should do it)
- Click the Install button.

It's nice to have options, after all. :D
My other machine is a Thinkpad too.

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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixed]

Postby JeremyB » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:37 pm

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sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer


Should work for LM17.3 after signing the EULA
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Re: HowTo: Have Windows fonts in Mint (or Ubuntu) [Link fixed]

Postby rene » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:13 pm

Additionally you're likely to want to get the Google-developed Carlito and Caladea fonts, metric-compatible with respectively the Calibri and Cambria Windows fonts.

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sudo apt-get install fonts-crosextra-{carlito,caladea}


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