How to install Microsoft True Type Fonts in Solus

install microsoft fonts solus

Microsoft Fonts are not included in most of the open source Linux distros due to limitations in its redistribution rights. These fonts are very popular and one can’t imagine writing a document without them. You will find the fonts in Microsoft Office suite and due to shear usage of the office applications world-wide, it’s preferred to use the MS fonts especially when you are making a document to be circulated among a lot of people, like for instance a Resume. You don’t want to use some unpopular fonts which could cause rendering issues and the document may not look the same like what you had on your computer.

install microsoft fonts solus

Microsoft True Type Fonts pack includes the following fonts:

  • 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
Microsoft True Type Fonts Pack
Microsoft True Type Fonts Pack

These fonts are available to download and install for free. Let’s see how to install this fonts pack in Solus. Once installed, you will see all the Microsoft Fonts available to use in the rich text editors including LibreOffice, WPS Office, Notepad, Text Editor, etc..

Install Microsoft True Type Fonts (msttcorefonts) in Solus

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Copy and paste the following command and hit enter.

sudo eopkg bi --ignore-safety https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solus-project/3rd-party/master/desktop/font/mscorefonts/pspec.xml

STEP 3: Pay attention to the installation progress in the terminal. You must enter ‘Yes’ when asked.

STEP 4: Enter the following command:

sudo eopkg it mscorefonts*.eopkg;sudo rm mscorefonts*.eopkg

That’s it. Microsoft Fonts should now be installed. You should see ‘Configured mscorefonts, Installed mscorefonts’ at the end of the Terminal.

Installing Microsoft True Fonts
Installing Microsoft True Fonts

Launch you favorite office suite and check if the new fonts are available. Alternatively you can install ‘GNOME Font Viewer’ that is available in the ‘Software Center’

After installation, launch ‘Font Viewer’ and check if you see the fonts. Good luck!

Install GNOME Font Viewer
Install GNOME Font Viewer
GNOME Font Viewer
GNOME Font Viewer

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