[How To] Install Microsoft Fonts on Ubuntu?

Installing Core Microsoft fonts:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

To make them work in X-windows, you may also want to install x-ttcidfont-conf if it’s not already installed:

sudo apt-get install x-ttcidfont-conf

Another way to install fonts based on existing fonts folders inside Windows:

Gain root privileges:

sudo bash

Make a directory to store the fonts:

mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msfonts

Find the fonts on your windows partition, for me this was /media/sda1/Windows/Fonts

copy the fonts over:

cp /media/sda1/Windows/Fonts/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msfonts

Re-create the font cache:

fc-cache -f -v

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