Install Microsoft Core Fonts in Ubuntu With Ttf Mscorefonts Installer

Ttf mscorefonts installer is a package for Linux distributions that allows easy installation of Microsoft True Type Core Fonts, like Andale Mono, Arial Black, Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Comic Sans MS (Bold), Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Impact, Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic) etc.

You can either install this tool in Ubuntu from the Ubuntu Software Center, or by entering the following command in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

It is worth mentioning here that the installation of these fonts can take a while, so you might have to wait a few minutes before installation is complete. During installation process, you will be provided with a prompt to accept the End User License Agreement, after which installation will proceed further.

After the installation of ttf mscorefonts, you can check the installed fonts using a word processor, such as the Libre Office Writer.


In case you face any issues during installation of this package, it can be due to the fact that dpkg is locked. To circumvent this issue, restart your computer and enter this command in Terminal.

sudo dpkg --configure -a

ttf mscorefonts installer can also be installed from the packages available at the link given below.

Download ttf mscorefonts

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Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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