February 3, 2010

Installing Microsoft TrueType Fonts in Ubuntu

In using OpenOffice, we might see that the document created using Microsoft Office looks different. This is because OpenOffice does not have Microsoft fonts by default. How do we solve this?

But this should not be a problem. You can do it through Microsoft True Type Fonts. To install it in Ubuntu, just open a terminal and key-in:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts.

When the msttcorefonts package is installed, you can not only view the document the way it was created and styled, you can also use the new fonts in creating your own documents using OpenOffice.

The Truetype Microsoft fonts in the package are:

  • 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)
  • Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Webdings