Installing TTF fonts the hard way

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  1. fblais

    fblais Registered Member

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    Hi.
    On Mint 13 here.
    I created a "vista" sub-folder in the truetype folder of /usr/share/fonts.
    I then copied some fonts from my XP partition, namely the Calibri and five other fonts installed by the Powerpoint viewer, into the "vista" folder created previously.
    I then ran "fc-cache -fv" but I still don't see the new fonts.
    Also tried "sudo fc-cache -fv" but it didn't work either.
    (fc-cache does its job, but the new fonts are not visible in applications)
    Am I missing something obvious?
    (rebooting didn't help)
    If I open the file manager and go in the sub-folder, the files are there, but contrary to the other fonts, I don't see their typefaces.

    Thanks!
     
  2. linuxforall

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    In software center look for ttf-msfonts-installer and select it.
     
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    There is a glitch in the Mint software center during installation of the ms fonts that prevents the copyright notice and acceptance thing from popping up and displaying, so your install will sit there forever and won't complete.

    Best way to install them in Mint is type this in a terminal:

    "sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer"

    Then everything goes well, and you'll have your MS fonts...

    Edit: Of course this is just the core fonts, a few common ones. You won't have everything, such as Calibri that you mentioned above, and others....
     
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  4. fblais

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    I already have the mscorefonts installed, and the Calibri typeface isn't in the batch indeed.
    Other ideas please?

    Best,
    François
     
  5. linuxforall

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    http://code.google.com/p/font-manager/

    its in USC.
     
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    Great, thanks! :)
     
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