In this tutorial, we will perform the installation of Microsoft’s core TTF fonts on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Desktop. This includes fonts such as Andale Mono, Arial, Arial Black, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Impact, Times New Roman, Trebuchet, Verdana, and Webdings. These fonts have been around for many years and see constant use in all sorts of publications, so they are great to have as an option on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install Microsoft fonts
- How to update fonts cache files
- How to confirm new fonts installation
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Install Microsoft fonts on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Desktop step by step instructions
- 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 a command line terminal and execute the following command:
$ sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
- Read the End User License Agreement then use
TABto press the
- Once again use the
TABkey and arrow keys to highlight the
Yesoption to confirm acceptance of the terms.
- Wait until the Microsoft fonts installation is completed.
- Next, scan the font directories on the Ubuntu 22.04 system to build fresh font information cache files. To do so execute the below command from the terminal window:
$ sudo fc-cache -vr
- Use the top left
Activitiesmenu to open Fonts Browser.
- Confirm that Microsoft fonts are installed.
In this tutorial, you saw how to install the Microsoft true type fonts on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Linux. This will make the fonts available in applications such as LibreOffice Writer. The Microsoft fonts are well known and used in many sources, so having the original Microsoft fonts available on Ubuntu can be very helpful.