Install Microsoft Windows Fonts in Ubuntu 16.04/18.04

With this tutorial, you will learn how to install fonts of Windows letters in Linux Ubuntu systems.

The fonts in the Windows operating systems allow us to have access to multiple options and styles of letters for the text to work with more than 30 different styles options:

Well, in this opportunity we will explain how to install TrueType fonts in Ubuntu 16.04.

Windows TrueType Fonts

TrueType fonts are a scalable letter format composed of a particular group of fonts with unique designs.

In the year of 1996 the group of developers of Windows released a package of fonts called TrueType core fonts for the web which have a free license to be downloaded by any user without the already known problems of Microsoft license, and within this package, We find sources such as:

  • Andale Monkey
  • 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

Install Windows Sources in Ubuntu 16.04

Previously, until Ubuntu 14, we had the option to install these sources from the Ubuntu Software Center but now that option is not available so to perform the installation we will execute the following command:

sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Once we press Enter the next window will be displayed where it will be necessary to accept the terms of the Microsoft license:

We use the tab to select Accept, press Enter.

Again we use the arrow keys to accept the terms of the license and will start the process of installing TrueType fonts in Ubuntu 16.04:

Verify Windows Sources in Ubuntu 16.04

To verify that our sources are available for use, we can open Libre Office Writer and go to Preferences where we will see the Windows sources available for its use:

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