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It is spelled with uppercases when I open them and see its name in the window's title box.

But either way, I use it more than the Software Center.

With my stroked-out typing skills, at times it is much safer to install anything either from a package manager or the software center than it would be typing the commands via the Terminal.


Actually, have anyone lately see all of the TTF font package that are in the package manager for Ubuntu? I have not looked at the 12.04 version with this in mind, but the first time I saw what was in 10.04's distro, the more I wondered.

I wish I could get a full list of these fonts outside of the installation. Some of the packages are full with too many of them. I would rather pick and choose the ones I would like to use and leave the rest out. Also, it would be nice to not have to wade though all the non-English or non-Latin fonts if I could choose to. But at least there are enough for a person to get a taste of what might be out there. The only problem would be accidentally deleting a needed font. Did that once and had to reinstall 10.04 to correct that problem that stopped my ability to read menus and some displayed text.

Still, it would be nice to know what are Ubuntu's core needed fonts so someone does not do what I did and delete one or three from the installed font list.

Of course with the Core Fonts idea, maybe someone should start comparing fonts and maybe start a table/list of font names and similar ones win the different OSs. Take a font name and list what is the closest font that is installed, be default, in Windows [XP, Vista, Win7], MaxOSX, and different Linux distros. Then list popular fonts by name and paid and free fonts that are similar enough to be replacements for them.

There are some list out there, but since LO is a package for creating documents, we would do well to have a list of free fonts to replace paid ones, like LO is replacing a paid office package. Any takers?

I could search for some of my old comparison lists, and maybe start it going, but I could use people to help fill it in. We could make a WIKI page out of this so anyone could contribute to it. Good idea?

On 07/22/2012 04:09 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 07/22/2012 02:36 PM, Dan wrote:
I believe that the correct spelling is synaptic. (It is spelled this way for my Ubuntu 11.10.)
You are correct, I tend to capitalize names even when they are not capitalized.

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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