In this tutorial we will perform the installation of Microsoft's core TTF fonts on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Microsoft fonts
  • How to update fonts cache files
  • How to confirm new fonts installation
Install Microsoft fonts on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop
Install Microsoft fonts on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Install Microsoft fonts on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop step by step instructions

  1. The Microsoft fonts are not a part of the Ubuntu repository, however we can install the Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts which will fetch and install the fonts for us. To begin the installation open up a terminal window and execute the following command:
    $ sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    
    Installation of the Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
    Installation command of the Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts

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  3. EULA
    Read the End User License Agreement then use TAB to press the OK button.
    Accept the End User License Agreement<
    Accept the End User License Agreement


  4. Wait until the Microsoft fonts installation is completed
    Wait until the Microsoft fonts installation is completed.
  5. Next, scan the font directories on the Ubuntu 20.04 system to build fresh font information cache files. To do so execute the bellow command from the terminal window:
    $ sudo fc-cache -vr
    


  6. Fonts Browser
    Use the top left Activities menu to open Fonts Browser
    Confirm that Microsoft fonts are installed
    Confirm that Microsoft fonts are installed.
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