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Old 10-15-2014, 06:20 PM   #1
Pedroski
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install ttf-mscorefonts


Using Ubuntu 14.04, the Software Centre cannot install ttf-mscorefonts.

I tried to follow the instructions here: http://www.blackmoreops.com/2014/07/...onts-on-linux/ ,which are very recent.

The installer is on my machine:

ttf-mscorefonts-installer is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@pedro-bedro2:/home/pedro# ttf-mscorefonts-installer
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: command not found

It is in /usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer, but was marked 'locked', so I did

root@pedro-bedro2:/home/pedro# chmod +x /usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer

All other files associated with ttf-mscorefonts-installer are also 'locked'.

Trying to run it, I get a long list like this:

root@pedro-bedro2:/home/pedro# /usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer
/usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer: line 1: Url:: command not found
/usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer: line 2: Sha256:: command not found
/usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer: line 4: Url:: command not found
/usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer: line 5: Sha256:: command not found

What is the problem?? Can I just copy the fonts from say a Win Machine into my fonts folder, then update the fonts cache??
 
Old 10-15-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Pedroski View Post
Can I just copy the fonts from say a Win Machine into my fonts folder, then update the fonts cache??
Yes, looks like an easier way

edit:
You may have to change some config files /etc/fonts/conf.d (remove them perhaps), those that replace MS fonts with other free fonts.
(I use Slackware so this directory may not be at the same place in Ubuntu)

Last edited by keefaz; 10-15-2014 at 07:50 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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I tried that, it worked. Just put them in /usr/share/fonts/adirectory, then run sudo fc-cache -fv

Worked fine!
 
Old 10-16-2014, 03:49 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Pedroski View Post
It is in /usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer, but was marked 'locked', so I did

root@pedro-bedro2:/home/pedro# chmod +x /usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer
don't make files executable that are not executable.
please undo this.
 
  


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