Install Microsoft Windows Fonts In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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  1. helloct says:

    Awesome blog. Everything is so well detailed.

  2. SK says:

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  3. Praveen says:

    Thanks for the info

  4. J.R. Vasquez says:

    Like a chorus, thank you for this!

  5. Αλέξανδρος Ρόθος says:

    Thanks, it worked just fine!

  6. Radoslaw Janeczko says:

    Great tutorial! Thanks a lot!

  7. yogi8 says:

    Tutorial is excellent but I’m not at all technical and stuck. Using ubuntu 16.04 LTS. ran ‘sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer’. When license agreement appeared, I scrolled to its end, clicked on . But it’s is not clickable. Nothing happens when clicked upon. Can’t get to window that accepts license agreement to continue installing. Any tip would be appreciated as I sure would like these fonts.

    • yogi8 says:

      Please disregard this question. Strangely I was installing a program from the ubuntu software center and in the process the Microsoft acceptance window for these fonts appeared. I accepted, and continued the above process. I now have these fonts. Thank you very much for this tutorial.

    • Andhika says:

      Late but.. use the arrow button and then press enter.

  8. Mario Junior says:

    Many thanks!

  9. Muffinator says:

    In Ubuntu 17.10 (Zesty) clicking the button has no interaction. Instead you must use blind user controls: push Tab to select the button and the space bar to press it. Left and right arrow keys to choose yes or no and then space again.

  10. Ron says:

    “If you have dual boot system with Linux and Windows operating system, you can easily install the MS fonts from Windows C drive.”

    But what should we do if it is not a dual boot?

  11. Gabriel Seriña says:

    Thank you so much. Greetings from Mexico

  12. TheWindowsMaster says:

    Gracias!! Me salvaste!!!! Saludos desde Argentina!!

  13. mans says:

    anyone have install font new garrret on libre office, os ubuntu 14.04?

  14. Arno says:

    Thanks a lot, it’s work!

  15. Đinh Tú says:

    Thanks, that work for me !

  16. Silvain Dupertuis says:

    In my case, the process hangs at this stupid system about Eula license.
    At first try, after many tries on , it started and stopped at about 40%
    At second try, no way to get out of the licence screen…
    It would be nice to have the liste of these fonts also, so that we can just install them manually from Windows partition when we have a double boot installation like me.

  17. Ahmed says:

    Not working
    (Found solutuon)
    Apparently there is a bug in sourceforg when it says
    E: download failed
    But I found a way to install theme anyaways
    Hope this helps :

  18. Haresh Patel says:

    Thanks Buddy Work for me 🙂

  19. Gherart Suynat says:

    Very useful, thank you.

    However, I’ve got a problem: I manged to install the package through terminal and I also managed to update the cache… after some seconds a message tells me that I need to download the fonts, but after I entered my password, it doesn’t work. Is there any solution? I opened Libreoffice and the fonts aren’t there.

    Thanks in advance.

  20. John Rose says:

    After accepting the EULA & Licence, I get:
    Redirection from https to ‘’ is forbidden [IP: 443]
    E: Failed to fetch fonts/final/arial32.exe Redirection from https to ‘’ is forbidden [IP: 443]
    E: Download Failed

    I’ve tried it repeatedly with no success.

  21. XFCE 4 Laif says:

    Thank you, worked perfectly.

    What theme are you using on your terminal?

  22. Sukree Kaeomanee says:

    I use Libre Office Version:
    Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.9
    I tried those command but could not have the Times New Roman in there.

  23. sk says:

    Mscorefonts comes preinstalled in Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS desktop. So, the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop users need to install it. Which Ubuntu version are you using?

  24. Anon says:

    Thanks a lot!

  25. Arno77 says:

    Great. Thanks.

    Accidentally rejected license agreement during upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04.3 LTS. So had to install the fonts manually after upgrade was finished.

    In that case you need to reinstall the installer to get the license agreement running:
    sudo apt-get install –reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    (Found this info in )

    Did not need to update the font cache.

  26. praveen says:

    it works! thank you very much…

  27. Azka Hariz says:

    Thanks for sharing. I use an alternative procedure. However, some fonts cannot be copied to Ubuntu. At the terminal the message “cp: cannot stat ‘/media/MyComputer/OS/Windows/Fonts/vgaf874.fon’: Input / output error”. There are many messages displayed like this. Could you explain to me why that happened? Thanks for your answer.

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