N/APosted on - 08/11/2011
I heard from a lot of people using Ubuntu that you can use standard Microsoft fonts when creating important documents or reports. Is that true? If it is, then I would like to know how to do it. I occasionally create reports, essays, legal documents, and other critical documents for editing. I want fonts like Times New Roman, Arial fonts and Courier New. Is there software needed to download for that? Is there a cost for that?
Using Standard Microsoft fonts in Ubuntu
Yes it is possible to add Microsoft fonts to Ubuntu.
This is the procedure:
NOTE: It might be a little different depending on what version of Ubuntu you are running but the basic idea is the same.
1. Open the Applications menu, and select Ubuntu Software Center.
2. You can browse the repositories or you can simply type "ttf-mscorefonts" into the Search box of the Ubuntu Software Center window.
3. Look at the Search results and click on the "Install" button of “Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts”.
4. Your password may be required. Enter your login password if an "Authenticate" windows appears.
5. Wait for the download and installation of the fonts to complete.
6. Launch Open Office Writer (word processor) or Calc (spreadsheet application) to check if the Microsoft fonts such as "Times New Roman" or "Trebuchet MS" are available as font choices.