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I want to know the actually steps to install Segoe UI font on ubuntu 13.04,

I copied segoe*.ttf manually to "/usr/share/fonts" and "/usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts" and the used "fc-cache -f -v" commend.

however the font doesn't appear in liberoffice or in browsers and cannot use it

Can any one help please!

Thanks in advance

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In order to install MS True Type fonts in Ubuntu you have to install the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

After installing the package regenerate the font cache:

sudo fc-cache -fv

Now you can use a bunch of MS True Type fonts in Ubuntu.

Segoe UI font, however, is not part of the ttf-mscorerfonts package, so you have to search and get a segoe-ui.ttf for yourself. (either by extracting it from a windows ISO or installation or by searching through the internet, i guess it should not be too hard to find one...)

When you have our segoe-ui.ttf file, copy it in a foldr called ~/.fonts. If no such folder exists, create it, no problem.

Now again regenerate the font cache: sudo fc-cache -fv, and voilá. Now you are able to use Segoe UI font on ubuntu.

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