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You are using Ubuntu 12.04 plus Unity?

It should be in the software center under administration or something like that. I use Ubuntu 12.04 with MATE as my desktop environment instead of GNOME 3 or Unity.

Any package manager should give you the installer file.

Even typing in "mscore" or "ms core" in the Software Center should give you the package you need to install.

I just checked just that with my 12.04 system and it worked fine, once I typed the search correctly in Ubuntu's Software Center.


I have well over 14 GB of fonts in my collection. I still need to sort out the "unsorted" folders and get rid of all the duplicates that still many be lurking there. So I could have over 200,000 or more. The real thing is that 50% of the fonts are within 90% similar to each other. Some are 99.9% the same as other, but it takes a side-by-side look at them at 70 point or larger to tell the difference. I once made a study of fonts for a project at a college where I got my last computer degree from.

Now I deal with the creation of the North American Community DVD and the largest English spell checking dictionary[s] that LO has to offer its users.

On 07/21/2012 05:41 PM, Anthony Easthope wrote:
Synaptics package manager is available from the software center or is
there a suitable "sudo get-apt install" code?

on the amount of fonts you have that's insane! that must be close to
10gb worth of them!

On Sat, 21 Jul 2012, at 05:36 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
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

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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