Installing Windows fonts on a fresh Ubuntu installation

Submitted by Jochus on Tue, 12/02/2013 - 15:00 | Posted in: Linux


Fonts like Tahoma, Verdana, ... are missing on a standard Ubuntu installation. I was looking to install the Microsoft TrueCrypt fonts so I could open Word documents (created in Microsoft Office) correctly in OpenOffice. Also, I had the issue some of my webpages were not looking ok in Firefox (Linux) - fonts were missing, so pages could look totally different.


  • Install package msttcorefonts
  • $ sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts

  • To be able to reload the fonts, without rebooting the machine, execute the command:
  • $ sudo fc-cache -fv

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