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I try to keep the same set of "core fonts" - not just MS core web fonts - on all of my computers whether they are Windows or Ubuntu systems. I tend to have over 100 fonts installed on these systems for greater flexability on the look of my documents printer/exported to PDF for distribution. LO's Export to PDF, CUPS PDF printing for Linux, or doPDF PDF printing for Windows.

The font installer, and other fonts software, is a good place to look at specialty fonts that might be used for your documents. I used to use some really "special" ones from time to time, like letters made out of bone or other holiday related fonts.

The core fonts that come with most MS systems, or the MS core font package for Linux, is just a start. You really need to look at all of your options for typography of your documents. Then using a PDF creation method, that embeds those fonts into your document, will make sure that your readers/users of those documents will see your work the way you want it to be seen. LO does a good job with some of the popular fonts, but not as good on the decorative ones I tend to use. That is where CUPS PDF and doPDF "PDF printer software" comes into play. They will embed all of your specialty fonts into your documentation. One day LO's Export to PDF will do that job as good as they do.

As someone who download over 100,000 fonts from free font sites, I can tell you that there are many great looking fonts out there for your text and "special" documents that can be better than the MS core fonts. All you have to do is take the time to look, download, and test some of them side to side with the MS core fonts.

On 07/22/2012 01:50 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 07/22/2012 01:04 AM, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
2012/7/21 Anthony Easthope <>:

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!
If you search for ttf-mscorefonts in Synpatic you might find them already installed. Also, you can install a font installer via Synaptic or the Software Center to install the fonts you backed up from Windows 7.
The quickest way, if you want to install those mss TTF core fonts from
the repositories, is from a terminal. Just copy this line into a
terminal and hit Enter. Note that the keyboard shortcut for Paste is
Ctrl+Shift+v, if you didn't edit those yourself:

sudo apt-get install ms-corefonts-installer

The package contains:
Arial Black
Comic Sans
Courier New
Times New Roman

If you only want to use Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New, it's
recommended that you use the free fonts from the package
fonts-liberation instead (probably already installed on your system.
Those are called something like Liberation Sans (looks like Arial) and
so on.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg


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