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How can I install the Times New Roman font? This video illustrates what I want to do, but I do not have the same options - I'm running Ubuntu 12.10.

I have also tried running the following from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

This is the message I receive:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
ttf-mscorefonts-installer is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.

Any suggestions?


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"That did it...thanks!! – Benjamin", well then accept the answer. – gsamaras Jan 20 at 0:02

Your best bet may be the --reinstall option.

Force a reinstallation with:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install msttcorefonts


sudo apt-get --reinstall install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

which will force the preinst and postinst scipts that actually install the fonts to be re-run.

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That did it...thanks!! – Benjamin Nov 1 '12 at 19:28
@Benjamin If this helped, please accept this answer with the checkmark to the left of it. – hexafraction Nov 1 '12 at 19:38
This worked on my Ubuntu 12.04. I must remove and reinstall that package and reconfigure it. Now Times New Roman can be added into my Libreoffice. It works. – Ade Malsasa Akbar Aug 2 '14 at 3:41
@Benjamin, hexafraction correctly asked you to accept their answer by clicking on the checkmark to the left of it. This is part of the etiquette of this and similar websites. – Walter Tross Mar 7 '15 at 23:01
@WalterTross this post was last acted upon by Benjamin in 2012. Last activity was over half a year ago. – hexafraction Mar 7 '15 at 23:03

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