How to Install Microsoft and Mac Fonts on Ubuntu.

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

About: I like macs particularly mac OS X 10.4.11 (Latest Version Of Tiger). I have also worked with Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) which was released in April 2010, and have worked with Wind…

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

On Ubuntu, Open your Firefox web browser.

Step 2: Type Mac4Lin in the Google Search Box.

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

Step 3: The Search Results

Click on the search result to the link

Step 4: Navigate Again.

Navigate to

Step 5: Open Terminal

Open the Ubuntu Terminal.

Step 6: Type

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

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!

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    11 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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!