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Fedora 18 and Microsoft fonts [closed]

asked 2013-02-08 08:45:07 -0500

Florian Monfort gravatar image

updated 2013-06-03 06:50:11 -0500


I've installed Fedora 18, read the wiki but the method mentioned to install Microsoft Fonts is not working anymore.

I've done other researches on Google but no solution seems to be working with Fedora 18...

Help please!

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answered 2013-02-08 12:43:17 -0500

anishjp gravatar image

updated 2015-03-09 03:43:27 -0500

To install microsoft fonts, follow these steps

cd /tmp
wget (you may also check if an updated version of msttcorefonts is available)
yum install rpm-build cabextract ttmkfdir
rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.5-1.spec
yum install /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.5-1.noarch.rpm

logout and login back or just do a reboot!

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After executing the last command, I get Error: No package /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.5-1.noarch.rpm available.

stefanomenon gravatar imagestefanomenon ( 2013-05-30 17:46:43 -0500 )edit

Did u do rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.5-1.spec before that?

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2013-05-31 03:04:53 -0500 )edit

I figured out my problem. The package was in ~/ and not in /root/, presumably because I did not execute the rpmbuild command as root.

stefanomenon gravatar imagestefanomenon ( 2013-05-31 05:35:34 -0500 )edit

Glad u came right!

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2013-06-03 02:56:11 -0500 )edit

Works great on F21

slick1537 gravatar imageslick1537 ( 2015-03-08 10:31:07 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-04-06 09:08:30 -0500

mariuszs gravatar image

WebCore Fonts

Use this packages

  • webcore-fonts-3.0-1.noarch.rpm

    Andale Mono, Arial, Arial Black, Comic, Courier New, Georgia, Impact, Lucida Sans, Lucida Console, Microsoft Sans Serif, Symbol, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet, Verdana, Webdings, Wingdings, Wingding 2, Wingding 3.

  • webcore-fonts-vista-3.0-1.noarch.rpm

    Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, Corbel


yum install

yum install

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answered 2014-01-17 02:29:04 -0500

9734 gravatar image

updated 2016-04-25 04:08:31 -0500

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Unfortunately does not seem to work. I get the following: warning: %post(msttcore-fonts-installer-2.6-1.noarch) scriptlet failed, exit status 127

Marios Antonoudiou gravatar imageMarios Antonoudiou ( 2014-01-18 13:23:53 -0500 )edit

The prerequisites for the RPM may need to be installed manually. Details can be found at .

donpellegrino gravatar imagedonpellegrino ( 2015-03-10 09:49:09 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-05-31 03:06:43 -0500

Rabin gravatar image

updated 2013-05-31 03:08:50 -0500

I used to use the script from -

but now, i just keep a copy of the fonts i like* in my Dropbox, and when i install a new machine - i just copy the files/fonts to the /usr/share/fonts folder.

then you run fc-cache to rebuild the font cache

fc-cache -rfv
  • just copied from my MS Windows machine
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Thanks mate!!!it just worked awsm....

Abdul Rehman gravatar imageAbdul Rehman ( 2017-08-30 09:39:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-17 22:06:12 -0500

florian gravatar image

Go to someones machine that is running MS Windows and copy the files from the Windows/fonts folder to /usr/share/fonts and you are done.

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