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I need to download the Times New Roman font onto my Libreoffice writer. When I go to follow the steps on the Ubuntu Software Center, I click on the icon and it opens to a loading circle and then closes by itself and will not open. HELP!

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What's the name of the file that you're trying to download? – Mitch Oct 1 '13 at 4:32
I'm putting this in a comment since it doesn't answer your larger question about the SWC. To install MS fonts without SWC: 1) Open a terminal with ctrl-alt-t 2) type sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer 3) You will see a msg box asking you to accept the license. Be sure to follow the instructions. – chaskes Oct 1 '13 at 4:48
Im trying to download microsoft core fonts. I opened a terminal and it said Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-backports_universe‌​_binary-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. – Serabeth Oct 4 '13 at 4:11

Try reinstalling Ubuntu Software Center. Open up Synaptic and search for 'Software'. Ubuntu Software Center is listed as 'Software Center'. Right click on it and choose reinistall then apply.

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Where can I find Synaptic? – Serabeth Oct 4 '13 at 4:14

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