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Old 01-25-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
taylorkh
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Angry ttf-mscorefonts-installer screwed up my wine environment


I installed today's boat load of updates. During the installation a Microsoft agree to the EULA screen came up from the referenced package. Screw that I said and did not agree. The update installations seemed to run with no problems. This evening I found that the fonts used by an application which I run under wine (Forte Agent news reader) had gone to crap. All very light and hard to read.

I manually installed the offending package and agreed to the EULA. It downloaded and installed a bunch of fonts. The wine environment seems to be OK.

So then I restored my OS from a recent g4l snap shot. I installed all updates except for 4 related to ttf fonts. Again the wine environment seems OK.

Why is Canonical providing something which requires a Microsoft EULA I wonder?

Ken
 
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Because of legal and license issues.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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I realize that the EULA arises from the Microsoft installer program. My question is why are MS fonts needed in Ubuntu? There are open source alternatives to True Type.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 03:05 PM   #4
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And I have also found that this update is not in the queue for 8.04 nor 10.10. Seems to be 10.04 only.

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