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Each version of Windows had a different set of "core" fonts. I am a "font person" so I should know this. I have over 100,000 of them in my collection.

Do you want to install the core fonts on you Ubuntu system? I run both 10.04 and 12.04.

If you go to the Synaptic Package Manager and type in "ms core fonts", you get something like


That is what shows on my 10.04 system I use as my default one, which I am typing from here.

Install that and you get the "core" fonts that seem to be used by most of the Windows versions from XP to Win7. Since I tend to have 200+ fonts installed on both my Windows and Ubuntu systems, I have lost track of the names of the current "core fonts". There are references to them in lists, along with the core fonts for MacOSX, but you do not need to know those names and matching fonts between systems unless you do some font choosing in a web site's CSS theme. I use to do that.

if you want to have your Ubuntu system include the "core" fonts that MS thinks you need, then install that "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" package. It is all you may need as far as MS is concerned. BUT, if you really need some decorative fonts of specialty ones, I may have most of the free ones that were available as of 2-3 years back. I really have not looked for many new ones lately.

On 07/21/2012 05:23 PM, Anthony Easthope wrote:

I was wondering what would be considered the core fonts on Microsoft.
After  ages fruitless searching I was wondering if anybody could help me
on what they would consider to be core fonts.
I backed up my fonts folder from windows 7 before the change to ubuntu
so I had all of them problem is I can not be bothered installing every
single one of them!

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