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I don't have these fonts: times new roman, arial and calibri..., like in microsoft office? What can I do?

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Have you just installed the fonts? In that case, you need to restart libreoffice (and the quickstarter if it's running). –  Egil Apr 8 '11 at 9:39
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I believe the 'C' fonts (cambria, calibri, etc.) are not freely distributable like the old microsoft core fonts, and therefore impossible to include as a package in ubuntu repositories. –  Marcelo Morales Apr 8 '11 at 14:52
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In case you are unable to install package "Microsoft Core Fonts" (as screenshot shows above), you'll need to refresh package information in order to install the package. You can do that either by issuing the command sudo apt-get update or by clicking "Reload" from Synaptic Package Manager from System -> Administrator.

While Microsoft Core Fonts will not get you "calibri" fonts to be precise. You can get your own fonts in any application by creating .fonts directory in your home folder and put TTF files of your font in this directory. Note that the directory and file name starting with the dot . is hidden by default in Unix-like family of operating systems, so you'll not be able to see the directory in your file manager (Nautilus, in your case) unless you select to show hidden files and folders by pressing Ctrl+H. Once you have pasted all the required font files in the directory you created, just log out and log in again and all your applications should show you the new fonts in their font lists.

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Just as a warning I created a shortcut for my TTF files in my Windows directory, into my .fonts/ Ubuntu directory, everything was looking ok except "Evince" (the pdf reader) it has a problem with some Dejavu fonts which shortcut I had to delete. –  Papiux Apr 15 '11 at 15:53
    
As per my knowledge, you should actually keep the TTF files into your .fonts directory rather than having shortcuts (just to avoid any unexpected issue). And as far as Evince is concerned, it has something to do with the PDF file, as PDFs are based on Adobe's PostScript, which actually embeds any objects (including fonts) into the document so no matter what fonts you have, PDF will open and rendered fine. So in case you are facing this issue, it must be due to that particular PDF, and if its not, I'm afraid what could be wrong... ;-) –  Kush Apr 15 '11 at 17:38
    
I wasn't clear about the problem with Dejavu fonts, the PDF are rendered perfect, the problem is with the evince UI that only show squares in the place of the letters. bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/631088 –  Papiux Apr 16 '11 at 1:47
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I just typed in terminal:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer 
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It's just as easy to open apt://ttf-mscorefonts-installer in your webbrowser. :) –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Jun 30 '11 at 14:57
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This does work for the old windows fonts (Comic...), but not for calibri. For calibir, oooninja.com/2008/01/calibri-linux-vista-fonts-download.html works. –  Weidenrinde Sep 25 '13 at 15:12
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try this link:

http://www.oooninja.com/2008/01/calibri-linux-vista-fonts-download.html

from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1664796 and further links cited within.

enjoy !

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download PowerPoint Viewer 2007, open with 7-zip (or other) and extract *.tt? files from *.cab file and take it from there... –  nutty about natty Mar 14 '12 at 10:27
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I installed via Ubuntu Software center, didn't get the fonts, etc.

I was able to remove the package with:

sudo apt-get remove ttf-mscorefonts-installer

And then reinstall with:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

During which I did get the prompt asking me to agree to the EULA. Now the fonts are there. No problem.

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You have to install the Microsoft core fonts package manually via sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer.

I had the same problem and installed the package via the Software Center as suggested above, but the fonts were not available and actually not installed in /usr/share/fonts/. The reason is that the package requires user EULA agreement which can only be "clicked to agree" via the command line installer (the software center does not show the prompt).

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worked for me -- I had to first uninstall the package I had installed from the Software Centre, and then reinstall from the terminal. –  geoffrey Nov 21 '11 at 3:22
    
Just found out that Ubuntu (the 11.10 version at least) has "ubuntu-restricted-extras" package which contains the Microsoft fonts as its part. It can be installed easily from the Ubuntu software centre. –  Premek Brada Jan 14 '12 at 21:03
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Using the Ubuntu Software Center, if you neglect to agree to the EULA the first time, you'll never get another chance, even if you uninstall and reinstall.

The work-around is to open a terminal window and type

sudo apt-get purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer

and once the removal is complete, type

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

this will give you another chance to agree to the EULA.

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