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Old 06-25-2009, 04:43 AM   #1
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How to get MS fonts installed on /usr/share/fonts ?

I copied my /usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts from my Debian partition in my Slackware one, making a new /usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts.

Then I do as root


(and new font.dir and font.scale appeared in /usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts)


fc-cache -v -r /usr/share/fonts/*

fc-list don't display any new font

However fc-cache finded new fonts in /usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts


Than I try to copy palatino linotype pala*.ttf in /usr/share/fonts/TTF and always works..


My question is : How can i get MS fonts installed into a separated directory, as msttcorefonts? I don't like to put all ttf in TTF directory, I want to held MS font in its own directory..

I hope my question is clear, and thanks in advance for all answers!


now i copied all .ttf fonts into the TTF directory, and so i partially solved the problem, but i prefer to keep this fonts in a separated directory, i think it's better! if anyone has some idea about how fontconfig works please help me solving this thread! bye marco

Last edited by marco@slack; 06-25-2009 at 12:56 PM.
Old 06-25-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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Why not do it the easy way? Why make it so complicated?

apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Or just use ttf-liberation
ttf-liberation contains free variants of the Times,
Arial and Courier fonts. It's better to use those instead unless you
specifically need one of the other fonts from this package.
Old 06-26-2009, 11:54 AM   #3
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My first try would be as simple as :

# cp <fonts> /usr/share/fonts/

Usually no fonts there. ( But some folders.)

Old 06-27-2009, 06:59 AM   #4
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okay folks! I solved, just coping all .ttf fonts in /usr/share/fonts/TTF.

This is what i've done!

root@darkstar:/usr/share/fonts# cp -v msttcorefonts/*.ttf TTF/
`msttcorefonts/Andale_Mono.ttf' -> `TTF/Andale_Mono.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Arial.ttf' -> `TTF/Arial.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Arial_Black.ttf' -> `TTF/Arial_Black.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Arial_Bold.ttf' -> `TTF/Arial_Bold.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Arial_Bold_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Arial_Bold_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Arial_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Arial_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Comic_Sans_MS.ttf' -> `TTF/Comic_Sans_MS.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Comic_Sans_MS_Bold.ttf' -> `TTF/Comic_Sans_MS_Bold.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Courier_New.ttf' -> `TTF/Courier_New.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Courier_New_Bold.ttf' -> `TTF/Courier_New_Bold.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Courier_New_Bold_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Courier_New_Bold_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Courier_New_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Courier_New_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Georgia.ttf' -> `TTF/Georgia.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Georgia_Bold.ttf' -> `TTF/Georgia_Bold.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Georgia_Bold_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Georgia_Bold_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Georgia_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Georgia_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Impact.ttf' -> `TTF/Impact.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Times_New_Roman.ttf' -> `TTF/Times_New_Roman.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Times_New_Roman_Bold.ttf' -> `TTF/Times_New_Roman_Bold.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Times_New_Roman_Bold_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Times_New_Roman_Bold_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Times_New_Roman_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Times_New_Roman_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Trebuchet_MS.ttf' -> `TTF/Trebuchet_MS.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Trebuchet_MS_Bold.ttf' -> `TTF/Trebuchet_MS_Bold.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Trebuchet_MS_Bold_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Trebuchet_MS_Bold_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Trebuchet_MS_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Trebuchet_MS_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Verdana.ttf' -> `TTF/Verdana.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Verdana_Bold.ttf' -> `TTF/Verdana_Bold.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Verdana_Bold_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Verdana_Bold_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Verdana_Italic.ttf' -> `TTF/Verdana_Italic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/Webdings.ttf' -> `TTF/Webdings.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/andalemo.ttf' -> `TTF/andalemo.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/arial.ttf' -> `TTF/arial.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/arialbd.ttf' -> `TTF/arialbd.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/arialbi.ttf' -> `TTF/arialbi.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/ariali.ttf' -> `TTF/ariali.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/ariblk.ttf' -> `TTF/ariblk.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/comic.ttf' -> `TTF/comic.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/comicbd.ttf' -> `TTF/comicbd.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/cour.ttf' -> `TTF/cour.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/courbd.ttf' -> `TTF/courbd.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/courbi.ttf' -> `TTF/courbi.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/couri.ttf' -> `TTF/couri.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/georgia.ttf' -> `TTF/georgia.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/georgiab.ttf' -> `TTF/georgiab.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/georgiai.ttf' -> `TTF/georgiai.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/georgiaz.ttf' -> `TTF/georgiaz.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/impact.ttf' -> `TTF/impact.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/pala.ttf' -> `TTF/pala.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/palab.ttf' -> `TTF/palab.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/palabi.ttf' -> `TTF/palabi.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/palai.ttf' -> `TTF/palai.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/times.ttf' -> `TTF/times.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/timesbd.ttf' -> `TTF/timesbd.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/timesbi.ttf' -> `TTF/timesbi.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/timesi.ttf' -> `TTF/timesi.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/trebuc.ttf' -> `TTF/trebuc.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/trebucbd.ttf' -> `TTF/trebucbd.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/trebucbi.ttf' -> `TTF/trebucbi.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/trebucit.ttf' -> `TTF/trebucit.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/verdana.ttf' -> `TTF/verdana.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/verdanab.ttf' -> `TTF/verdanab.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/verdanai.ttf' -> `TTF/verdanai.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/verdanaz.ttf' -> `TTF/verdanaz.ttf'
`msttcorefonts/webdings.ttf' -> `TTF/webdings.ttf'
root@darkstar:/usr/share/fonts# rm -r msttcorefonts

Yes I also use free fonts collections, but my favourite is Palatino Linotype, all my documents are written with this font!

Many thanks to all! [/FONT]

Last edited by marco@slack; 06-27-2009 at 07:00 AM.


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