Introduction: How to Install Microsoft and Mac Fonts on Ubuntu.

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Intro.: I am going to show you how to install the Mac and windows fonts on Ubuntu 10.04, but I have to give credit because I found this on there and wanted to share this with the Instructables community.

Step 1: Open Firefox

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On Ubuntu, Open your Firefox web browser.

Step 2: Type Mac4Lin in the Google Search Box.

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Type Mac4Lin in the google search bar, OR go to Click Search.

Step 3: The Search Results

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Click on the search result to the link

Step 4: Navigate Again.

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Navigate to

Step 5: Open Terminal

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Open the Ubuntu Terminal.

Step 6: Type

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Type This In Terminal: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

Step 7: Enter

Hit your enter key on the keyboard. type y (then enter) for any question that comes up.

Step 8: Restart Ubuntu

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Restart Ubuntu and log back in. When you go to use gedit or open office, you can use your new fonts. Thx to sourceforge for help! Thanks for the comments!


freakyqwerty (author)2011-04-24

What theme did you use for firefox? Or was it the mac4lin linux theme?

The Mac4lin theme was used.

pfred2 (author)2011-11-20

How about:

# aptitude install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I run Debian though.

pfred1@spot:~$ aptitude show ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Description: Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the Web including:

Andale Mono
Arial Black
Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Comic Sans MS (Bold)
Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)

Thanks Billy!

Macworldwizardz (author)2010-07-22

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